Special Needs Primary Care

Welcome to Special Needs Primary Care at Children’s Specialized Hospital – a family-centered medical home to keep you at the center of all your care. We understand the complexities of raising a child with special health care needs. At Special Needs Primary Care, we are proud to provide children with special health care needs, and their siblings, outstanding family-centered health care.

What Is a Family-Centered Medical Home?

doctor checking heart of young boy Children’s Specialized Hospital is your Medical Home, or your health care home base. We are your central resource for all of your child’s health care needs. Our family-centered medical home treats children birth through 21-years-old, providing comprehensive and specialized primary care coordinating your child’s care from start to finish. Together, our health care team will provide a simpler approach to your child’s health care. Through this partnership, you will receive the best resources and information related to:

  • Pediatric specialists providing coordinated care
  • Information on health conditions and the latest treatments to better serve your child
  • Home care and improved processes
  • Equipment and quality service
  • Support and respite services to protect and better your health
  • Other key local resources specific to your area

Access and Communication

Our practice is available whenever you need us. Please discuss any special communication or access needs that you and your family have.

If you are referred to a specialist, with your permission, we will share information with them and you in a timely manner.

As Your Medical Home, we will:

  • Take care of your child when he or she is sick
  • Help you plan your child’s care and set goals for his or her care
  • Discuss any testing or treatment that your child needs
  • Coordinate care with you and other care providers
  • Partner with you to help you live well and stay well

How You Can Prepare for Appointments:

  • Plan to share general information about how your child is doing
  • Write down and bring questions and concerns to appointments
  • Prepare a list of your child’s providers and their contact information
  • Provide a complete medical history and any current medications

Our Approach:

group photo of people in library Our practice strives to address the developmental and medical needs of children, in addition to behavioral health services. This is done through highly coordinated and effective family-centered medical care involving social workers, social workers, behavioral health therapists, doctors and nurses.

Learn more about Special Needs Primary Care (English OR Spanish)

Special Needs Primary Care from a Parent's Perspective:

Children's Specialized Hospital's Family Faculty Member, Nicole Horton, shares her personal experience with Special Needs Primary Care.

To download the Special Needs Primary Care brochure, click here.

Patient Stories

  • “You can’t overlook how amazing the CSH staff is, from the doctors, to therapists, nurses, social workers, security officers, patient experience – the list goes on. They do everything to help your child succeed. It truly takes a village and I’m forever ...

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  • “Life would be complete chaos without CSH,” said Monica. “My brother has made so much progress through coming here over the years, now my sons, and even my niece is receiving services. CSH is a part of our family.”

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Children's Specialized Hospital
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(888) 244-5373
Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Hamilton
3575 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
(609) 631-2800
Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Union
2840 Morris Avenue
Kenneth Esdale Pavilion
Union, NJ 07083
(888) 244-5373

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