The panel appointment

After your referral, an appointment will be made for you with the cleft and craniofacial team at UC Davis Children's Hospital. You and your child will see eight or nine specialists during this visit, which will take an entire morning. Each team member will meet with you and your child individually to conduct examinations and ask questions. Meeting your child and knowing your family history will help the team determine whether hearing, speech, X-ray or other special studies or referrals are needed.

At the end of the morning, the entire team will meet to talk about your child's case. They will discuss information gathered from their individual sessions with you, determine your child's medical needs, and develop a personalized treatment plan. They will prepare a summary report describing short-term and long-term treatment plans, and ways in which you can take an active role in your child's progress. Copies of the report are distributed to the referring physician or health-care agency, and to other health professionals who are caring for your child.

Making an appointment

To schedule an initial screening appointment with the cleft and craniofacial team at UC Davis Children's Hospital, you or your family physician may call 916-734-2452.

The team coordinator also can assist you in obtaining educational materials, including our special video on feeding. You will receive detailed information about the morning schedule, parking and the cleft and craniofacial team.

The Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic is on the fifth floor of the Glassrock Building, 2521 Stockton Blvd., in Sacramento. It is within the Department of Otolaryngology. Parking is available for patients in a garage under the Glassrock Building, as well as in nearby outdoor lots.