Caring for the children of our community
Ellis Medicine provides care for infants, children and adolescents both in the hospital and at several outpatient locations.
Ellis Medicine provides inpatient care for children and adolescents (ages 28 days through 18 years) on a dedicated pediatric unit in the C-wing, 5th floor of Ellis Hospital, Schenectady. The Pediatric Unit is staffed 24 hours a day by a pediatrician and by nurses who are specially trained in pediatric medicine. The team includes a nurse educator who provides parents and families with the information, support and guidance they need during their child’s time at the hospital. The Pediatric unit has a specialized security system and features a play room with game systems, books, toys, a television and a DVD library.
Outpatient Pediatric Care
At Ellis Pediatric Care (located at the Ellis Health Center, 624 McClellan Street, Schenectady), our board certified pediatricians lead a highly trained team of clinicians who specialize in caring for children.
From annual check-ups, immunizations and sick visits, to the concerns that come with growth and development, our team provides comprehensive care for your child. Ellis Pediatric Care follows a medical home model of care. That means they're the first place you can turn whenever you need help or have questions - whether you have concerns about your child's physical or emotional health, need guidance if your child is having difficulties at school or need assistance with community and public health services that impact your child's well being. For an appointment call 518.347.5113. For more information click here.
Other Infant and Adolescent Programs
Primary Care - Ellis provides outpatient primary care for infants, children and adolescents at several outpatient offices located in Schenectady, Glenville, Latham and Clifton Park.
Neonatal Care - Our level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Bellevue Woman's Center is one of only three in Northeastern New York that provides these specialized services for infants in need of non-surgical medical intervention and care.
Adolescent mental health services - Ellis Medicine provides both inpatient and outpatient mental health programs. Patients are safely cared for by a highly trained team of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, recreation therapists and therapy aides.
Diabetes education and support - Ellis Diabetes Care offers an ongoing support group, called The Sugar Free Gang, which provides education, support and activities for children with diabetes and their parents. We also offer an annual summer camp for children with diabetes which provides campers with an opportunity to have fun in a safe environment.
For more information about pediatric services at Ellis Medicine, please call 518.347.5113.
Ellis offers pediatric care at all of its primary care locations:
Clifton Park - Opening Oct. 29, 2012
103 Sitterly Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30pm
1201 Nott Street, Medical Arts Building, Suite 307
Schenectady, NY 12308
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
930 Albany-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Family medicine residents also care for patients at this Ellis Primary Care location,
which is the training facility for the Ellis Family Medicine Residency.
Ellis Health Center, Cushing Building, Suite 101
624 McClellan Street, Schenectady, NY 12304
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri.,7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 518. 382.2260
460 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY 12302
Office Hours: Mon., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Tues. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ellis Health Center, Cushing Building, Suite 202
624 McClellan Street, Schenectady, NY 12304
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Insurance Topics for Primary Care
We accept most insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. However, it is your responsibility to be sure that our physicians participate with your insurance and to notify your insurance carrier with the name of your doctor to list as your Primary Care Physician.
Please familiarize yourself with your insurance coverage. Benefits and responsibilities vary. You must bring your insurance card(s) with you to your first visit and any time you get a new card or change insurances. You will be asked to sign a waiver or reschedule your appointment if we cannot verify your insurance coverage with an insurance card.
Some services may not be covered by your insurance. We make every attempt to advise you of this prior to the procedure. In this case, you will be asked to sign a waiver indicating that you are responsible for payment.
Patients Without Insurance
For patients without insurance, please contact Ellis Medicine's Financial Advocates at 518.243.1695 to see if you qualify for free or low-cost health coverage in such programs as Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus or Medicaid. Learn more about our Financial Assistance programs.
Special Care Nursery - Level II Neonatal Intensive Care
As expectant parents, you may be in the process of choosing the hospital where your baby will be born. The availability of a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) could save precious moments in the care of your infant. It could even avoid the transferring of your baby to another facility. Bellevue's Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is one of only three in northeastern New York that provides these specialized services for infants over 30 weeks gestation in need of non-surgical medical intervention and care.
Bellevue's 15 bed NICU/Special Care Nursery features advanced technology and is staffed by board certified neonatologists who are available 24 hours a day. The NICU will be expanded as part of the upcoming modernization and renovation project at Bellevue - set to begin in the fall of 2011.
Our neonatologists work in conjunction with pediatricians, neonatal nurses, lactation consultants, respiratory therapists and social workers to provide the best care to pre-term and high-risk newborns. We pay particular attention to every detail, from lighting and temperature to medical equipment, so that we can provide the best environment for sick and premature infants. The extra-special aspect of Bellevue's NICU/Special Care Nursery is the dedicated team of nurses who attend to the every need of the babies in our care, day and night.
The NICU/Special Care Nursery is located on the Upper Level of Bellevue Woman's Center. Parents and siblings are welcome to visit their baby at almost any time. As an infant's condition improves, parents are encouraged to touch, hold and feed their baby. At Bellevue, we want to make the transition of your baby's discharge as easy as possible. We have a dedicated "Family Room" which allows parents to spend the night with their baby and care for him or her, under the guidance of our specially trained nursery staff, prior to going home.
For further information or to contact our NICU/Special Care Nursery, please call 518.346.9583.