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The Northwestern Children’s Practice is dedicated to optimizing the physical, mental and social health of children and families. Our health care team educates parents to help them raise healthy, loving children and educates children to help them develop healthy lifestyle habits. For more than thirty years, our team has helped families navigate from one visit to the next, from birth through adolescence. Our team follows the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics to collaboratively and compassionately treat and support families.

We continue to welcome new patients and families.

We are now offering well child appointment scheduling through the MYCHART PATIENT PORTAL on this website. This is ONLY for established patients to schedule well child health maintenance visits.

As a reminder for sick patients or other health concerns, our 7 days/week Walk-In hours are listed below.

If you have questions about common health concerns about your child please

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Join one of our monthly complimentary virtual prenatal sessions, or schedule a one on one prenatal appointment. See below for details.

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Chicago Magazine Top Doctors!

THREE of our doctors are (again!) in the Chicago Magazine Top Doctor Pediatric list. Congratulations to Drs Daphne Hirsh, Dawn Li and Rebecca Unger on this honor!


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WALK-In Hours

Monday through Friday

8 AM - 11 AM AND 2 PM - 3 PM

Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM

Evening Appointments

We also have evening appointments available Monday through Thursday.

Please call to schedule an appointment.



A monthly ZOOM prenatal with the NWCP doctors

Join us for a complimentary Q & A group prenatal class.

  • The first Thursday of every month at 1 pm.
  • Learn about what to expect before and after your baby's birth.
  • Ask questions about breastfeeding, sleeping, development, and anything else. 
  • "Tour" our office.

If you prefer an individual prenatal appointment in our office or via telehealth, please call us directly or email via our website.


680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60611

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Share the Health Circle

A monthly ZOOM conversation about parenting

Join us for a complimentary Q & with our health care team and a parent to parent discussion about:

  • Nutrition: starting solid foods, promotion of healthy family habits
  • Picky eating: to worry or not to worry
  • Sleep concerns: babies, toddlers and beyond
  • Temper tantrums: best learning tool ever
  • Family fitness: just do it!!
  • Any of your favorite topics

When and Where: ZOOM with the NWCP Team The third Thursday of every month at 1 pm

680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60611

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Northwestern Children's Practice

Pediatricians located in Gold Coast, Chicago, IL

The Northwestern Children’s Practice team educates parents to help them raise healthy and loving children and educates children to help them develop healthy habits. As one of the best pediatrician offices in Chicago, our health care providers are dedicated to providing anticipatory guidance to help families navigate from one visit to the next. Founded by Dr. Marc Weissbluth in 1973, the Northwestern Children’s Practice continues to thrive in Chicago’s Gold Coast, a few blocks away from Lurie Children’s Hospital. This welcoming team of experienced child health advocates cares for families in the Chicago-land area and beyond. The Northwestern Children’s Practice offers annual check-ups, lactation support, adolescent visits, sports physicals, vaccines, and more. Besides providing health care for children from infancy through young adulthood, the practice has doctors and nurse practitioners that specialize in sleep consultations, nutrition, and weight management counseling, treatment and prevention of childhood obesity and safe immunization practices. Several of our nurses are trained as lactation consultants to provide support during newborn well-visits. Our lactation consultants and doctors also lead a weekly support group for new parents. Topics often discussed are newborn feeding, including breastfeeding, sleep, development, and safety. 

The Northwestern Children’s Practice has continued to grow throughout the years and now includes a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and office staff who work together to provide comprehensive care with individualized attention. The office is located several blocks from Lurie Children’s Hospital, Prentice Women’s Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patients can be seen at Northwestern Children’s Practice’s convenient walk-in clinic at 8-11 am, Monday through Friday and at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday. No appointments are necessary for the walk-in clinic. Scheduled visits are available Monday through Friday as well as a limited number of well-visits on both Saturday and Sunday. 

Daily Walk-In Clinic for Sick Visits

We have walk-in clinic hours 7 days/week:

  • 8 am - 11 am AND 2 pm - 3 pm Monday through Friday
  • 10 am Saturday and Sunday

No appointment is necessary



  • We offer complimentary prenatal visits to expecting parents as a forum for the concerns of new parents. We have an exchange of information to discuss any prenatal issues, family history of medical issues, what to expect in the hospital, what to expect from your doctor visits in the hospital and what to expect during the transition to home. We will discuss important things to think about including newborn feeding, circumcision, vaccines and newborn screening tests.

    We also offer similar visits to adoptive families and to families who are considering changing pediatricians.

  • Come in for your school physical!

    Make sure your child is up to date with vaccines. At the 11 year old visit we recommend the 3 adolescent vaccines including Tdap, Meningitis and HPV.

    At the 16 year old visit we give a booster for meningitis, and we initiate the Meningitis Type B vaccine series.

    To learn more about the HPV vaccine, please click here.

    To learn more about the Meningitis Type B vaccine, Please click here.

    American Academy of Pediatrics, 


  • We have walk-in clinic hours 7 days/week. Patients can be seen at 8 am by physicians and pediatric nurse practitioners on Monday through Friday. Later walk-in hours with a nurse practitioner are available until 11 am also on Monday through Friday.

    Patients can be seen during our weekend walk-in clinic hours on Saturday and Sunday at 10 am.  

    No appointment is necessary





Accepted Insurance Plans

Listed are the major insurance providers we accept. Contact your insurance company or Human Resources to verify if we are in network with your specific plan. Please note, currently, we are out of network for all Marketplace Health Insurances.

Coventry Health Care
Land of Lincoln Health
Multiplan PHCS
United Healthcare

Proud Member of Northwestern Private Practice:
A group of independent physicians dedicated to providing top quality medical care to all of our patients. Like all other Northwestern physicians, everyone in our group has a faculty appointment with the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Many of our physicians are active in medical research and are prominent figures in medical academics. Most of us actively teach in the medical school. Because we are independent, we are able to give our patients appointments in a timely fashion. Many times, this is within a week of request. If you are being referred by another physician, it can even be the same day. We are able to spend appropriate quality time with all of our patients.

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Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I have been taking my 6 month old son to NCP since he was born and I have only encountered top level service and medical advice from the doctors and nurses."

    Don J.
  • Yelp

    "We've been going to NCP for almost ten years...I am more than ecstatic to say that they've been very dedicated and have always been there for our family health issues."

    Sylvia O.
  • Yelp

    "They are in tune with our girls, proactive about health care and give honest, practical advice. We moved out to the suburbs but will not stop going to this practice..."

    Pam B.
  • Google+

    "Very happy with my experience with NCP for my three children! Our primary is Dr. Hirsh but had great experiences with Drs. Unger, Li, King and Goldstein as well!"

    Sanna B.
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680 North Lake Shore Drive
Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60611