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Northwestern Medicine offers care for all of your child's needs from infancy to young adulthood.

Pediatric Care

Northwestern Medicine Pediatric specialists are committed to providing compassionate, skilled care that is focused on getting your child well. Our board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners offer personalized care throughout your child's growing years, whether that includes routine care or the attention of a specialist.

Northwestern Medicine pediatric specialists, working with their partners at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago2, stress health education and work to address your concerns as a parent to provide exceptional pediatric health and wellness care. Our goal is to deliver the care and treatment your child needs to get back to good health. When it comes to diagnosing and treating your infant, child or adolescent’s medical condition, Northwestern Medicine offers the kind of care every parent hopes for.

Areas of Care

When it comes to diagnosing and treating your infant, child or adolescent’s medical condition, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital2 offers the kind of care every parent hopes for in a location that’s close to home, including:

  • A comprehensive range of nationally recognized specialty care
  • Convenient access to more than 140 pediatric specialists at Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital and the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center3
  • The latest advances in diagnostic and treatment strategies

In addition, the CDH Pediatric Emergency Department is IDPH Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) and is designated by the State of Illinois as a Level II Trauma Center.

Northwestern Medical Group pediatricians are on the medical staffs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago1, as well as members of the teaching faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Pediatric services:

  • Routine health examinations
  • Immunizations
  • Well-child visits
  • School, camp and sports physicals
  • Immediate and non-immediate illnesses

Specialty services:

  • Lactation consultations
  • Care of premature infants
  • Disease maintenance and prevention of chronic health disorders
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Supervised coordination of care for children with special needs
  • Care for internationally adopted children

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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital offers care for children at all ages and stages—from birth through 18 years old. Whether your infant needs the advanced expertise of our Level II+ Special Care Nursery, your child needs a wellness checkup and immunizations, or one of your children needs care for an illness, emergency or ongoing medical condition—you’ll find the medical and surgical resources to meet your family’s needs.

We have more than 60 physicians on staff who specialize in pediatrics, along with a dedicated team of pediatric nurses—all committed to providing the very best care for your children. In addition, we can refer children who need more advanced care to pediatric specialists who are leaders in their fields. Our affiliated pediatricians can address most children’s needs at convenient locations throughout Lake and Cook counties.

We’ve also partnered with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago1, one of the nation’s top-ranked children’s hospitals, to provide the highest quality care for children. Our hospitalists from Lurie Children’s are available on-site at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest, 24 hours a day, every day of the year to care for special need situations or provide consultations.

Expert Pediatric Care Near Chicago

At the heart of family-centered care is the belief that healthcare providers and the family are partners, working together to best meet the needs of the child. We do not want any child in our community to lack access to the medical care they need or get the best start they can in life.

We also focus on teaching and reinforcing the importance of healthy habits in children. Our health educators bring special lessons and activities to local schools that can result in a lifetime of better health. The programs include:

Pediatric Cardiology Clinic
Pediatric cardiologists do outpatient visits at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb on the first and third Wednesday of every month. These physicians provide diagnosis and consultation for pediatric cardiac conditions such as congenital heart disease.

Pediatric Neurology Clinic
A pediatric neurologist sees children, birth through 18 years, the first Tuesday of the month at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb for epilepsy and other neurological issues. Lack of insurance is not a barrier. Tests done at the hospital include EEG, MRI, and lab work.

Emergency Care for Pediatric Patients
Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital’s emergency room staff and facilities in DeKalb and Sandwich have met special training and equipment requirements by the Illinois Department of Public Health and have been designated as an Emergency Department approved for Pediatrics (EDAP).

Support for Pediatric Patients
Our nurses and staff are specially trained to adapt interactions and care to each child’s developmental level. They acknowledge the expertise of the family and collaborate with them to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the child.

Other Pediatric Services
Other pediatric services and specialists at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital include:

  • Pediatricians
  • Family medicine doctors and providers
  • Ear, nose, and throat specialists
  • Podiatrists
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Pediatric physical therapy
  • Pediatric occupational therapy
  • Pediatric speech therapy
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
In addition, the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Child Development Clinic diagnoses and treats Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and autism spectrum conditions.

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.


The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.