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The Infant Development Follow-Up Clinic (IDFC) provides developmental follow-up of children from 3 months to 5 years of age who have developmental risk factors due to prematurity (born at 32 weeks gestation or earlier), low birth weight (under 1500 grams/ 3 pounds 5 ounces) or prenatal exposure to drugs. The clinic was established in 1977 with the goal of providing early identification and referral for early intervention for developmental and behavioral problems associated with prematurity, drug exposure and other biomedical and environmental risk factors.

Our team of experts works together to assess children’s health and development and connect families with resources as needed.

Clinic Contact

  • Montoya Hubbard
    Montoya Hubbard Program Coordinator

Phone: 206-598-9348

What to Expect During Your Visit

  • The assessment process includes a thorough evaluation of developmental skills, measurement of growth, and a brief physical examination to supplement services your child is provided by other professionals. Following the evaluation, you will receive reports from the team of IDFC specialists.
  • The length of your visit usually lasts 2 hours for an infant and 3 to 4 hours for an older child. You will be with your child the entire time.
  • Billing and Insurance: Health insurance covers most clinic visits.  Costs depend on your child’s age and how many specialists you see. Talk with your health insurance company about what services they cover, what co-pays you will need to pay, and whether you need authorization before your clinic visit.
  • E-Care  is the confidential medical record system used for CHDD Specialty Clinics.  You can view upcoming appointments, lab results, and other visit information online.  Parents or guardians of children may sign up for eCare access to their children’s online health records. You can contact your child’s clinic for more information, or sign up in person when you check in for your child’s appointment.
  • Interpreter Services: Specially trained medical interpreters are available for patients or family members who do not speak English. Be sure to request an interpreter, if needed, when you contact our clinic. Let us know which language you prefer to use.

Link to the IDFC brochure.

The Infant Development Follow-up Clinic Team

  • Emily Myers, MD
    Emily Myers, MD Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

    IDFC Clinic Director

  • Niranjana Natarajan, MD
    Niranjana Natarajan, MD Neurologist
  • Kendell German, MD
    Kendell German, MD Neonatologist
  • Cara Pierson, MN, ARNP, PPCNP-BC
    Cara Pierson, MN, ARNP, PPCNP-BC Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • John Thorne, PhD, CCC-SLP
    John Thorne, PhD, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Lisa Mancl, MS, CCC-A
    Lisa Mancl, MS, CCC-A Audiologist
  • Kathleen Lehman, PhD, ABSNP
    Kathleen Lehman, PhD, ABSNP Clinical Psychologist
  • Megan Goldenshteyn, PhD
    Megan Goldenshteyn, PhD Clinical Psychologist
  • Jennifer Beighley, PhD
    Jennifer Beighley, PhD Clinical Psychologist
  • Susan Wendel, MS, OTR
    Susan Wendel, MS, OTR UW LEND Training Director
  • Brooke Fitterer, DPT, PCS
    Brooke Fitterer, DPT, PCS Physical Therapist
  • Mollie Royer, MSW
    Mollie Royer, MSW Social Worker
  • Sheena Brown, MSW
    Sheena Brown, MSW Social Worker
  • Mari Mazon, MS, RDN, CSP, CD
    Mari Mazon, MS, RDN, CSP, CD Nutritionist
  • Beth Ogata, MS, RDN, CSP CD
    Beth Ogata, MS, RDN, CSP CD Nutritionist

CHDD: Getting Here

The CHDD is located directly behind the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) at the south end of the UW campus in Seattle, Washington.

Street Address:

1701 NE Columbia Rd
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7920

Link for full directions, parking, maps and transit information.
Link to Google Maps.

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Phone: 206-598-1800
Link to clinic page.

Clinic Contact

  • Vicki Frasher
    Vicki Frasher Patient Care Coordinator

Phone: 206-598-1800
Link to clinic page.

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