Starting March 4, 2021, we will be scheduling visits to evaluate sick children in the office in the afternoons only. We will continue to provide careful attention to infection control practices including appropriate cleaning and disinfection of the office, for the safety of our patients, families, and staff.
We would like to thank our families for their patience as we worked through how best to provide the safest in-office care for sick children, and secure the most accurate and reliable COVID testing strategies. Rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing and PCR specimen collection will be available on site.
Telehealth Visits will continue to be available and offered, when appropriate.
Our office has modified our policies and procedures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in order to continue to provide the best and safest care possible. We will open Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. The doctor on call is still available to be reached at any time through our answering service. Please call the office at 708-636-0700.
We are seeing all children for wellness visits in the office – please call the office to schedule regular checkups. We do require that all caregivers and patients over 2 years of age wear a face covering during office visits, and are screening all patients and caregivers for COVID-19 risk factors prior to office visits.
In cases of illness or other concerns about your child, our office is seeing sick patients in person, also will be conducting visits via Telehealth, both during and after office hours, when appropriate. After office hours, the doctor on call may offer to conduct a Telehealth visit to discuss your concerns. Please download the Zoom application for Telehealth visits.
If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.
Our office is following the Centers for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health recommendations in regards to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), with the following recommendations at this time:
Everyone should wash their hands often, for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and maintain 6 feet of social distancing from others outside of your household.
Wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
For the most up to date public health guidelines, we suggest referencing the following websites:
If you are seeking information about COVID-19, please contact the IDPH Hotline directly at 1-800-889-3931, or by email at DPH.SICK@illinois.gov. If you are seeking medical care, especially for reasons of fever or respiratory symptoms, please be advised to call the healthcare facility prior to arrival so that the appropriate infection control precautions can be followed.