Newborn Screening and Follow-Up, Office of

Mission

To screen all newborns in Rhode Island for metabolic, endocrine, hemoglobin, hearing, developmental, and other conditions to identify and treat these conditions as early as possible, prevent death and disability, and enable children to reach their full potential.

What we do

  • Support systems and services for children with hearing loss.
  • Continue to screen 100% of newborns annually.
  • Ongoing monitoring the number of follow-up forms completed by the diagnostic clinics in KIDSNET.

Our Programs

Program Publications

Brochures

  • A Guide to Test Results Programs and Follow-up for your Baby: Baby is Home! (English) (Spanish)
  • A Guide to Test Results, Programs, and Follow-up for Your Baby: Congratulations! (English) (Spanish)
  • A Guide to Test Results, Programs, and Follow-up for Your Baby: Thinking Ahead (English) (Spanish)
  • Hearing Resource Specialist (English) (Spanish)

Factsheets

Forms

Plan

Referral

Refusal of Consent

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Newborn Screening Fact Sheet: Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) (English) (Spanish)

Guidebooks

Resource

Guidelines

Guides

Letters

Policies

Presentations

Reports

Needs Assessment

Toolkits