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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Our NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) teams care for newborns who are born early, have medical challenges, or are recovering from surgery. 

Both of our hospitals offer NICU support for babies who need special care, including:

Your Baby's Care Team

Your baby’s NICU team will include team members from many disciplines based on the needs of your baby. This includes an attending neonatologist, a neonatal nurse practitioner, a registered nurse who specializes in newborn care, a nutritionist, a respiratory therapist, and a therapist who specializes in occupational or physical therapy.

Since our hospitals are teaching facilities, a fellow and a resident physician are also part of the team at Jacobs Medical Center. If your child has special medical needs, they will be attended to by a pediatric specialist. 

Your family will also meet regularly with a social worker and you will have access to a lactation consultant. Our staff will help with discharge and scheduling doctor visits.

Video Tour of Jacobs Medical Center Childbirth Facilities and NICU

Get a glimpse of neonatal care located at Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla. The eighth floor is dedicated to providing the most advanced yet least invasive intensive care for our tiniest patients, including private rooms designed to encourage a high-touch environment for newborns and their parents. 

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Family-Centered NICU Care

We encourage you to visit your baby almost any time of the day or night. Our NICU nurses and physicians welcome phone calls from parents, and we are always happy to provide information about the care and condition of your baby.

  • Feel free to call us at 858-249-5800.

Contact the NICU

  • 858-249-5800


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