The Neonatal Comprehensive Continuing Care Program (NCCCP) is a multidisciplinary evaluation and early intervention program developed by the Division of Neonatology to serve graduates of the NICU.
Founded in 1992 by Dr. Hendricks-Muñoz, Referrals to this program now come from as far away as China.
The program serves families of the New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center Neonatology Program with the same family-centered supportive environment of parental education and psychological support to enhance the overall outcome of each infant and extends this same care to all infants at risk for neurodevelopmental concerns who may have been born at other hospitals.
Infants are seen at four to six months and six months thereafter until two years of age. Families are then tracked yearly until the children enter kindergarten.
This creative program, interfaces with the NICU developmental care team but additionally provides a multidisciplinary assessment with Pediatric Neurology through Dr. John Wells, Occupational therapy assessment through Ms. Felice Sklamberg and Psychological assessment through Ms. Michelle Zacarrio.
Sensory evaluations are provided by the program through interaction with NYU Pediatric Ophthalmology and ENT.
The program is run administratively by Dr. Karen D. Hendricks-Muñoz. The Medical Director is Dr. Elena Wachtel.