Seattle Children’s Hospital

About Seattle Children’s Hospital

The Division of Medical Genetics, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, (SCH) is a non-profit medical genetics clinic primarily serving families in the Pacific Northwest. The Clinic also serves families across the U.S. and from other countries in some cases. Families who come to the Medical Genetics Clinic are either self-referred or referred by a physician with concerns about a birth defect or inherited disorder. Several areas are discussed during the clinic visit, including the diagnosis, cause of the disorder, recurrence risk within the family, treatment, and long-term outlook for the condition. Families are also provided with information about available medical and community resources for children with specific conditions. The Medical Genetics Clinic provides genetic counseling; engages in patient advocacy; promotes and supports research; and offers a variety of educational and support information through its database, reports, and brochures.