Influenza Vaccine Update


 Flu vaccines are now available! They will be given at well child appointments, or you can schedule an appointment through this website: nwcppediatrics.com.

Just click on the yellow box in the upper right hand corner!

Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone over age 6 months. If this is the first time that your child is getting a flu vaccine and they are under 9 years old, they should receive 2 doses separated by at least 1 month.

We currently have both the injected and the nasal spray available. The nasal spray can be given to anyone over 2 years old. Both forms are thought to be equally effective. We are not able to offer flu vaccines to parents or caregivers at this time.

When you schedule an appointment for a flu vaccine online, note that the appointment is ONLY for a vaccine - you will not be seen by a doctor or nurse practitioner. If your child has any signs of illness, please call the office prior to coming in for a vaccine.

Supply changes frequently - please check our Facebook page or our flu information phone message (312.642.5515 , press '9') prior to coming in for current availability.

COVID-19 Update


 

We hope you are staying safe during this ever-changing time. We are meeting frequently to figure out how to best meet your families’ health needs. Although our practice has seen minimal effect from coronavirus in terms of the number of patients diagnosed with COVID and severity of symptoms, we continue to maintain safe COVID practices.  We have separate waiting rooms for well children and patients who have symptoms consistent with coronavirus, we continue to follow social distance guidelines, we wear protective masks, and we sanitize frequently.

Our current update is as follows:

 

  • Walk-ins are back! We are resuming our full walk-in schedule. You can be seen without an appointment from 8 am - 11 am AND 2 pm - 3 pm Monday - Friday, and at 10 am Saturday and Sunday. There will be a staff member in the hallway, to take everyone’s temperature, including parents. We now have two separate waiting rooms and the staff member will direct you to the appropriate waiting room. If you would like to see a specific provider please call to schedule an appointment.
  • The office will continue to remain open 7 days/week.
  • Come in for your health maintenance well visits! Along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, we strongly recommend you bring your children in for their check ups.
  • We are now offering rapid COVID testing in the office. The test is a nasal swab and the results take about 15 minutes. It is an antigen test, not a PCR test. If you are coming to walk-ins or for a scheduled appointment and you know you would like a COVID test, please enter and check out through Waiting Room 2. We are not currently able to test parents or caregivers. Any changes will be announced on our COVID Hotline (see below).
  • For more information about our office COVID updates, please call our office at 312-642-5515 and press * during the greeting. If your child has worsening symptoms or if you have further questions, please call the office. Additionally, for more questions about COVID, please call the Lurie COVID hotline at 312-227-5300

 

Also make sure to follow us on Instagram and check out our Q  &  A stories: nwcp_pediatrics

Check our Facebook page for our most recent updates. 

Please continue to take care of your family, your friends, and yourself. Thank you for your patience.

The Northwestern Children’s Practice

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COVID-19 Information Northwestern Children’s Practice

The COVID-19 situation is changing daily. For the most current information for your family, we recommend checking the following websites:
Northwestern Medicine
https://www.nm.org/conditions-and-care-areas/infectious-disease/covid-19
Lurie Children’s Hospital
https://www.luriechildrens.org/en/specialties-conditions/2019-novel-coronavirus-ncov/

Both of these websites have information for families:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Illinois Department of Public Health
http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus


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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.

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    Dr. Rebecca Unger is recognized as one of Chicago’s Top Doctors in the January 2020 issue of Chicago Magazine. 


    Congratulations Dr. Unger!




Chicago Magazine Top Doctors!

Did you know that THREE of our doctors are in the Chicago Magazine Top Doctors issue that hits newsstands this week Congrats to Drs. Li, Hirsh, and Unger on this huge honor!

 

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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. 

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Northwestern Children's Practice

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. 


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More NWCP Resources
  • 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.

  • 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

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  • In June 26, 2016 Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital launched a new advertising campaign. Dr. Unger is one of the doctors featured in the brand concept. You can see her and other doctors from Lurie Children's Hospital in magazines, and on billboards at the hospital and on the expressway. All, for your one.

  • 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, Healthychildren.org 

     

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Accepted Insurance Plans

Listed are the major insurance providers we accept. For more information regarding specific plans, please call our office.

Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
HFN
Humana
Interplan
Land of Lincoln Health
Multiplan PHCS
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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Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "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.
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    "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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Northwestern Children's Practice
680 North Lake Shore Drive
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Chicago, IL 60611

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