Sickle Cell Treatment Center of Nevada

The Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada has treated patients affected by sickle cell disease since 2007. In 2016, we significantly changed treatment to include a more comprehensive approach as part of the creation of the Sickle Cell Treatment Center of Nevada.

Although medical groups such as the American Society of Hematology have suggested treatment options for sickle cell patients in the United States are “inadequate,” the Sickle Cell Treatment Center of Nevada is at the forefront by providing the only comprehensive care to this population in the state of Nevada.

Under the direction of Nik Abdul Rashid, M.D., all sickle cell patients are scheduled for an annual comprehensive clinic to include a multi-disciplinary team of providers and staff. This collaborative approach allows the medical team to form an in-depth analysis of the medical and psychosocial needs of each patient and ultimately provide better treatment.

This team includes:

• Board Certified Pediatric Hematologist
• Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Sickle Cell Comprehensive Clinic Coordinator
• Pediatric Neuropsychologist
• Palliative Care and Pain Specialist
• Social Worker
• Education Specialist
• Child Life Specialist
• Clinical Research Associate
• Registered Nurse

The Sickle Cell Treatment Center of Nevada is open to all pediatric patients with sickle cell disease from birth to 18 years of age, as well as established adult sickle cell patients. To learn more about the Sickle Cell Treatment Center of Nevada, or to schedule an appointment call: (702) 732-1493.

The Children’s Specialty Center is also part of the Pacific Sickle Cell Regional Collaborative (PSCRC). It is a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration which is aimed at improving medical treatment for sickle cell patients. As a PRCRC member, our providers reach out to medical facilities, hospitals and clinics in Nevada offering education, information, and collaboration on sickle cell disease treatments.

The clinic is also a recipient of a grant from the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. Through its Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Program, a sickle cell coordinator is helping patients enroll in “Get Connected,” a registry specific to individuals with sickle cell disease.

Additional resources:

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America 

Guide for Teachers, Nurses, Administrators