Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato introduces free child developmental screenings for newborn babies to 5-year-old children who may not be meeting developmental milestones. The screenings are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m., at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation office located in the Madison East Center.
“We are committed to improving the health of our local communities throughout the entire continuum of care – from infant to elder care,” says Greg Kutcher, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System. “Our free screenings are designed to catch potential developmental issues as early as possible, enhancing long-term outcomes for each child tested.”
The child development screenings evaluate the child’s speech, fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Based upon the test results, Mayo Clinic Health System care teams will advise parents if their child needs to begin, change or continue specific therapies to assist in achieving key developmental milestones.
“It’s hard for a parent to know if their child’s development is normal since each child advances at a different rate,” adds Dr. Kutcher. “Our screenings provide a quick and easy way for parents to get an expert evaluation of their child’s developmental status, as well as a recommendation for appropriate therapies if any development issues are identified. This proactive outreach is part of our promise to the community to provide the high quality care that they’ve come to expect from Mayo Clinic Health System.”
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato at 507-385-2600.