• Walk-ins have reopened!
    -Hours are 8:30am-11:30am for existing patients.  No appointment or phone call is necessary during these hours.
    -We are asking patients to fill out a short questionnaire regarding the reason for visit prior to being seen.
    -We are providing rapid antigen testing for patients with covid like symptoms.  We CANNOT test asymptomatic patients, regardless of exposure or need for travel. 
    -PCR testing is not available in our office.  Please check with our child's school, childcare facility, or camp to confirm what type of test is required.  PCR testing can be ordered at Lurie. 
    -As a reminder, patients will be seen by the first available provider during walk ins.  If you would like your child seen by a specific provider, please call the office to schedule an appointment.

  • We kindly ask that you reschedule your well child appointment if you or you child exhibit and sick symptoms, or if you have been asked to quarantine (for either exposure to covid or travel).  
  • The September schedule is now open for routine appointments. Call the office at 312-943-6964 or request an appointment through MyChart

  • Our next complimentary Prenatal Night is July 6 @ 6:30pm with Dr. Selley via Zoom - Sign up here!

  • We offer medical grade ear piercing! Click here for more information. 

  • Check out our new CORONAVIRUS PAGE for all updates and information. 


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Welcome to Our Practice

Child and Adolescent Health Associates, LTD was established in 1980 as a private pediatric practice providing quality comprehensive health care for children from birth to 18 years of age.  All of our providers are Board Certified in Pediatrics and affiliated with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern (Prentice) Memorial Hospital. Our services include:

  • Newborn hospital visits at Prentice Women's Hospital
  • Well child care (including school, sports and camp physicals)
  • Immunizations (including most required for travel)
  • Walk-in hours Monday - Saturday from 8:30am to 11:30am, and same day afternoon sick visits by appointment Monday - Friday
  • On-call access to physicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Comprehensive management of complex pediatric medical conditions and coordinated care with specialists

Our Mission

Our practice is working to build life-long relationships between our staff and our patients by providing our patients with compassion and excellence. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Improving the lives of the children we serve by providing quality care in a child-centered environment
  • Listening to our young patients and their families who we are privileged to serve
  • Guiding our patients along a path of optimal health and wellness
  • Continually pursuing excellence at all levels through continuing education

Our physicians are on the faculty of Northwestern University Medical School and are currently involved in teaching pediatric primary care to students as well as training pediatric residents.

Please take a few moments to read through our website to learn about our providers, staff, office hours, financing policies, appointment procedures, maps, events and other useful information.


Meet Our Providers

  • Laura M. Mikhail
    Physician Partner

    Dr. Mikhail has been with CAHA since 2003.  She is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (BS/MS) and Northwestern University Medical School (MD).  She completed her pediatric residency at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Dr. Mikhail loves spending time with her family. She especially loves creating memories traveling with them.  She also is a big fan of sushi!! 

  • Cari A. Tarnowski
    Physician Partner

    Dr. Tarnowski has been with CAHA since 2005.  She graduated from the University of Iowa (BA) and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).  She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center/Hope Children's Hospital.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    One of Dr. T’s favorite places is Maui, where she got married (got Maui’d!) and she loves all things Hawaiian!

  • Tram L. Luu
    Staff Physician

    Dr. Luu joined CAHA in 2001.  She is a graduate of Yale University (BA) and the University of Illinois College of Medicine (MD).  She completed her pediatric residency at Boston Medical Center/Boston University.  She also did a chief residency year for the Boston Combined Residency Program.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Dr. Luu was hula-hoop champion of her college! She enjoys gardening and being with her family!

  • Allison H. Foster
    Staff Physician

    Dr. Foster joined CAHA in 2011.  She is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (BS) and Northwestern University Medical School (MD).  She completed her pediatric residency at Children's Memorial Hospital.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

    In her spare time, Dr. Foster enjoys spending time with her husband and children and is an avid runner!

  • Genna S. Lipkin
    Staff Physician

    Dr. Lipkin joined CAHA in 2013.  She is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (BS) and Rush University Medical School (MD).  She completed her pediatric residency at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Dr. Lipkin is an amazing baker.  Her famed chocolate chip and toffee cookies are to die for!

  • Payal D. Adhikari
    Staff Physician

    Dr. Adhikari joined CAHA in 2013.  She is a graduate of Northwestern University (BS) and Chicago Medical School (MD).  She completed her pediatric residency at Rush Children's Hospital.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

    Dr. Adhikari went to high school in Singapore and LOVES to travel…all she needs is her passport and backpack and she is ready to go!

  • Ashley Selley
    Staff Physician

    Dr. Selley joined CAHA in 2019.  She is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BS) and the University of Michigan Medical School (MD).  She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Dr. Selley is from the upper peninsula of Michigan so she loves all things outdoors! Running, hiking, and stand up paddle boarding are some of her favorites.

  • Jessica Topel
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

    Jessica is a graduate of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (B.S.) and Loyola University Chicago (B.S.N.). She received her Masters in Nursing as a pediatric Nurse Practitioner from University of Illinois at Chicago.  She worked as a RN in the NICU at Lurie Children's Hospital and in Lurie's Pediatric Surgery department as a Nurse Practitioner prior to joining CAHA in 2016. Jessica is also a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor. 

    Jessica loves to try new restaurants around Chicago and travel around the world! 

  • Meghan Sullivan
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

    Meghan is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S.) and DePaul University (Masters in Nursing).  She recieved her Doctor of Nursing Practice (PNP) from Rush University in 2017.  She worked as a nurse at Lurie Children's Hospital for 8 years in the neurology, endocrinology, and neurosurgery departments prior to joining CAHA in 2017.

    Meghan loves to travel with her husband and daughter.  She was born in California which is one of her favorite destinations!


  • "We have been going to "Dr. T" for 13 years. We love her and all the nurses and staff! We have never had a bad experience and they have always been patient and kind."
    Colin S
  • "I changed doctors the second I meet Dr. Clark. She came in to check up on us at the hospital and I just loved her! She talks so sweetly to the babies and her touch is so gentle. This being my first child, it was shocking on how some …"
    Tiffaney G
  • "This whole practice is incredible. The nurses and front desk staff are amazing and so nice and helpful. Dr. Foster is our dr. and has been for the last 5 years. She sits and listens and has real conversation with you and we adore her. She has wonderful advice and is hands down one of the best Doctors I have ever visited."
    Amy B
  • "I love the team at Child and Adolescent Health. They have been treating my daughter since birth and now are taking care of my 10 month old. Their team is really like family."
    DuShaun B
  • "I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Payal Adhikari and CAHA. Dr Adhikari has been part of our “family” since the birth of my daughter, 21 months ago and we could not ask for a better doctor/advisor. She is caring, dedicated, …"
    Marisa M
  • "Dr Payal Adhikari has been a wonderful pediatrician to our daughter. She has been very knowledgeable, caring and helpful with navigating the newborn phase. I couldn’t recommend her and her staff anymore to families within Chicago. We sadly …"
    Carolyn M
  • "Everyone in this office is wonderful.

    We see Dr. Foster, who is amazing. She is kind, patient, and great with the kids. She listens to all of our questions and concerns and takes the time to provide detailed answers.

    The best part of this practice is the walk-in sick hours every morning, Monday-Saturday. It is otherwise easy to schedule appointments."
    Laura M
  • "All the docs, nurses, and staff are helpful, intelligent, and patient. They are efficient, and we never have to wait long. Doctor Foster is our doc, and we couldn’t be happier with her. Every time we have seen another doctor, we have been impressed too. Just a well-run place, with great people."
    Mayer G

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Our Location

1030 N Clark Street, Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60610

Hours of Operation

We are now accepting walk-ins Monday - Saturday from 8:30 - 11:30am! Telemedicine appointments are still offered based on availability.

Child & Adolescent Health Associates


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