Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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George A. Jervis Clinic

07/17/12

About

Established in 1980, IBR’s George A. Jervis Clinic offers specialized diagnostic and consultative services for children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities. The Clinic’s multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychologists, nurses, and social workers conducts intensive diagnostic procedures and develops a treatment plan for conditions in people with developmental disabilities that primary care physicians have not been able to diagnose or treat, such as seizure or behavioral disorders. Staff also conduct clinical research and provide education in improving diagnosis and treatment of developmental disabilities.

Services Offered

  • Neurological examination and evaluation
  • Genetic evaluation, testing, and counseling
  • Autism evaluation
  • Fragile X evaluation (See the Fragile X Center.)
  • Batten disease evaluation (See the Batten Disease Center.)
  • Consultation for management of uncontrollable seizures
  • Psychiatric and behavioral evaluations, including recommendations for psychotropic medications for individuals displaying self-injurious, aggressive, and other challenging behaviors, or signs of dementia
  • Psycholinguistic evaluation
  • Neuropsychological evaluation
  • Other specialized tests, including:
    • EEG,* EEG video-monitoring*
    • ERG,* BAER,* VER,* EMG*
    • Muscle and skin biopsy
    • Biochemical, molecular and cytogenetic tests

* Performed under sedation or anesthesia if necessary

Eligibility

Children, adolescents, and adults who have been diagnosed with or who are suspected of having a developmental disability who require further evaluation are eligible to receive services at the Jervis Clinic. Developmental disabilities include:

  • Mental retardation and associated genetic syndromes, including fragile X syndrome and Down syndrome
  • Autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s syndrome and PDD
  • Progressive neurological disorders
  • Seizure disorders
  • Cerebral palsy

Referral Process

As a tertiary care facility, the Clinic provides care at the referral of primary or secondary health care personnel.

To request services from the Jervis Clinic:

  1. A referring health or educational professional working with the family or agency of the patient requests a referral form by telephoning the Clinic at (718) 494-5313 or 494-5127. The Clinic sends the referral form.
  2. The referring professional completes the referral form and returns it to the Clinic with the requested supporting documentation.
  3. The Clinic contacts the family or agency to discuss the status of the application and the next steps to take.

Payment

The Jervis Clinic is dedicated to serving the people of New York State with developmental disabilities, regardless of their ability to pay. Except for individuals from OPWDD-certified providers, reimbursement for any diagnostic, clinical, or laboratory service will be sought from the following:

  • Most third-party insurance carriers
  • Family/guardian, on a zero-basis sliding fee scale, or
  • The individual, through direct billing.

For further information, or to request referral forms:
Call: (718) 494-5313 or 494-5127
Fax: (718) 494-2258
Write: Director of Social Services
George A. Jervis Clinic
IBR
1050 Forest Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10314

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