COVID-19


 

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:

 

  • We continue to see patients during our usual walk-in schedule. 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 COVID testing in our office. We have rapid antigen testing, rapid antibody testing, and PCR testing. In addition to testing our patients, we are now able to test parents of our patients. For parents, the cost is $100 for rapid antigen/antibody tests and $195 for the PCR. We will give you a receipt that you can submit it to your insurance company. 
  • Whether you are coming for a walk-in or for a scheduled appointment and you know you would like a COVID test for any of your family members, please enter and check out through Waiting Room 2. 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 scan the QR code below, or 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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Influenza Vaccine Update


Please check back here or on our Instagram for important updates on this year's flu shot availability and how to schedule your 2021 flu vaccine. 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.