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Appropriate evaluation and care are essential for children experiencing developmental or behavioral concerns. At Ochsner’s Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development, we’re dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with developmental disorders. As Louisiana’s only comprehensive pediatric developmental center, we care for neurodevelopmental disorders through multidisciplinary interdisciplinary team evaluations and treatment. Our care is based on the latest scientific evidence, and we engage parents as vital team members with specific, individualized education and resources. All you need is a referral from your child’s pediatrician to get started.
When you come to the Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development, you may be able to receive all your pediatric specialty care in one location. During your appointment in one of our multidisciplinary programs, you see multiple experts in a single building. You’ll stay in one room, and our experts come to you.
Some of the pediatric specialists who may serve your child include:
Developmental disorders often require multiple visits over months and even years. Some conditions require lifelong follow-up. We care for children with a variety of developmental disorders at our Jefferson Highway location in New Orleans and three convenient satellite locations throughout Louisiana.
Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development at Ochsner Health Center for Children - New Orleans
Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development at Ochsner Medical Complex - The Grove in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development at Ochsner Health Center for Children - River Chase in Covington, Louisiana
Michael R. Boh Center at the Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy in Jefferson, Louisiana
The Michael R. Boh Center makes it easy for you to see more than one our team members on the same day. One of our specialized care coordinators will take your child’s history and help you set up your child’s evaluation. To get started, call 504-493-2019
The Michael R. Boh Center is located at: 1319 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, Louisiana 70121
Diagnostic visits and medical appointments at the Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development occur in person. However, follow-up visits often take place virtually, which allows you to see your child’s specialists from the comfort of home. All you need is a smartphone or computer and internet access.
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This clinic focuses on treatment of children with pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders (not eating disorders), including Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). The goal of the clinic is to provide a multidisciplinary assessment to children who present with restricted eating (limited diet or liquid-dependent) or are tube-dependent.
The comprehensive team consists of:
What should families know?
Families are instructed to bring food for the child to eat so that a meal observation can be conducted. Patients are provided with a follow up treatment plan for medical procedures recommended, dietary changes and outpatient therapy recommendations, if needed.
When is clinic held?
Clinic is held on Tuesdays at the Boh Center.
A physician referral is needed in order to be scheduled.
Yes, we require a referral from your child’s pediatrician.
Ochsner accepts a wide variety of insurance plans. Our staff will work with your family to determine if the requested services are covered, which is based on the potential diagnosis as well as your insurance carrier finding the requested services medically necessary.
Yes, our providers provide testing for dyslexia and other learning concerns, including ADHD. These tests may or may not be covered by your insurance based on your individual plan. Our staff will help you determine pricing.
Wait times vary based on the services requested. We understand the importance of your child being seen as quickly as possible. Our team strives to reduce wait times for our patients.