Cook Children's nationally recognized Level IV NICU provides the highest level of care available for our tiny patients. Cook Children's Fort Worth-based NICU is one of only a handful to provide single patient rooms. These individual rooms enable us to provide the highly specialized intensive care services and attention that medically fragile babies need. All of these advantages plus our advanced technology, top doctors and one-of-a-kind developmental program, means we give every baby we treat the biggest chance possible for a happy, healthy childhood.
Our skilled staff is able to provide the highest level of care for premature babies or infants who may have a birth defect or another kind of anomaly. Our team of neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners, along with doctors and other health care professionals from a variety of medical specialties are here to care for your baby's unique needs.
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Preemies and Micropreemies
- Multiple Births
- Newborn Stroke
- Newborn Craniofacial Surgery
- Newborn Heart Surgery
- Complex Neonatal Surgery
- Neonatal Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Newborn Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Therapeutic Hypothermia
- Respiratory Care
- Feeding Issues
- NEST Developmental Follow-up Center
We understand that planning for your baby's stay at Cook Children's NICU can be a very stressful time, especially if you have to make some very important decisions in a very short amount of time. The following checklist and resources can help to ease your decision-making process and make your preparation, arrival, and stay go more smoothly.
- Research your insurance benefits.
- Contact your insurance company and find out if Cook Children's services are covered under your insurance plan.
- Tell your insurance company that you are choosing Cook Children's NICU to care for your newborn.
- Call your employer's benefits department if you have additional questions after speaking to your insurance company. Some plans may have a higher out of pocket or patient responsibility depending on your plan and employer.
- Tell your doctor that you have chosen Cook Children's for your baby's care.
- Add your newborn to your insurance.
- After your baby is born, contact your insurance company within 30 days to add him/her to your plan.
- Research and select your pediatrician.
Cook Children's has contracts with the following health care insurance companies, and we are committed to growing this list. We want to be sure that every family and child in our community has the coverage they need to get and stay healthy.
Did you know that Cook Children's also offers a health plan that may help you access the care you need? Learn more about Cook Children's Health Plan here.