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NICU

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides critical care to newborns who are ill or premature. Many factors may lead to a newborn being admitted to the NICU, including low birth weight or complications during delivery. The NICU staff works closely with parents to develop a treatment plan for their newborn.

Level III NICU in Webster, TX

Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has support staff, board-certified doctors and neonatal nurse practitioners available 24/7 for your baby.

HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake is home to a Level II NICU for intermediate care, and Level III NICU for more advanced care. Babies born before the 26th week of gestation, or with life-threatening health conditions, may be moved to the NICU to receive incubation, oxygenation and vital statistic monitoring.

Clear Lake advanced neonatal care services

Knowing that your baby needs to be transported to a NICU can be unsettling, but we are here to provide both you and your baby with compassionate, quality care during this challenging time.

Care we provide in the NICU

Our family-friendly environment encourages you to visit often, and to hold, touch, talk to and care for your baby as their condition allows. Co-bedding for multiples is also encouraged, and the NICU is specially designed with noise reduction techniques to ensure that our tiniest and hardest-fighting patients are well rested.

Here, your baby can be breastfed, fed through a feeding tube with your pumped breast milk, or fed with special formula. We can also manage assisted breathing, either through a ventilator or other oxygenation methods, and perform minor surgical procedures. All of our nurses are certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

While your child is in the care of our Level II or Level III NICU care teams, we provide the following support and services:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Family-centered unit
  • Neonatal transport team
  • Parental support
  • Skin-to-skin contact

We also provide specialized care with access to pediatric surgeons, neurologists, ophthalmologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, urologists, nutritionists and therapists. In the case that your baby needs to be transferred to our NICU or a higher level NICU, HCA Houston AirLIFE provides neonatal transport to specialized facilities with more advanced neonatal care.

If you are considering delivering at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, we invite you learn more about our labor and delivery services or tour our facility.

Our NICU Locations

Woman's Hospital of Texas
7600 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77054
 (713) 790 - 1234

19.6 miles

Woman's Hospital of Texas
7600 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77054
 (713) 790 - 1234

19.6 miles