New office policies
- We are NOT accepting any walk-ins. Please call the office if your child needs an appointment so we can triage appropriately. We now offer telemedicine sick visits! Read all about it HERE
- In accordance with the CDCs recommendation for social distancing, we have implemented a "no waiting room" policy. Patients are being placed in a clean room upon arrival to minimize exposure to others.
- Masks are required for all people ages two and up in the office.
- We are checking the temperature of all children and adults who enter the office. If anyone has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.
- If your child has been asked to quarantine because of direct exposure or because of travel, we ask that you reschedule any routine, non-urgent appointments.
- The state of Illinois maintains a list of testing sites
- We currently have COVID19 antigen testing available in the office for symptomatic children and have the ability to order PCR testing at Lurie Children's Hospital and Northwestern Hospitals. Please call our office for telemedicine visit to discuss testing options.
- If your asymptomatic child needs a test for college or other reasons, please try one of the above testing sites or call our office to set up a telemedicine visit to discuss options.
COVID-19 Vaccination Resources
- We do not have COVID-19 vaccines in the office
- Children are not being vaccinated yet, not even high risk children. We anticipate that vaccines for children may not be available until 2022.
- General vaccine information from the CDC: click here
- For lactating/breastfeeding mothers (as of December 18, 2020):
- The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) supports vaccination of breastfeeding mothers. There is no need to stop breastfeeding while/after receiving the vaccine.
- For the full statement click here
- ACOG will continue to update this page with more information, as available.
- For pregnant mothers, please discuss the risks/benefits with your ob/gyn.
The decision to send your child back to daycare or school is a difficult and personal one. Each family must evaluate their child's social/emotional/educational needs, the families health status, and overall tolerance for risk. These resources can help you make the best choice for your family.
- ProPublica article reviewing scientific studies of kids and Covid
- Healthychildren.org article about daycare
- Healthychildren.org article about school
- American Academy of Pediatrics school recommendations
- NBC video featuring Dr Foster about school and travel
- Northwestern - (312) 47-COVID
- Rush - (888) 352-RUSH
- Northshore - (847) 432-5849
- Lurie - (312) 227-5300
- IDPH hotline - (800)889-3931