Rush University Medical Center has new restrictions regarding visitors and is adjusting non-urgent scheduled appointments, elective procedures and surgeries, beginning Wednesday, March 18. Learn more.
For information about coronavirus, see the latest updates and our FAQs.

Pediatric Primary Care

Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, our pediatric clinics are making the following changes to better care for our patients and protect our staff:

  • Effective March 23, the Walk-In Clinic at the Westgate location, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd., will be closed. We are making this change in order to control our sick-visit volume and to allow for a safer, less crowded environment in our clinic space. Please call (312) 942-3034 for home care advice and to possibly schedule a sick visit, if needed. If your child has a fever, cough or shortness of breath, you may also start a pediatric video visit with a Rush provider.
  • Our Professional Office Building (POB) Pediatric Primary Care and North Riverside clinics will be closing the week of March 16. As of now, we hope to reopen these locations on Monday, April 20. We will be calling families affected to reschedule their current appointments, or they may be seen at another Rush pediatric clinic location if desired. We will see all kids who are coming in for acute care (sick visits) in our Westgate location at 1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 200, Chicago. Please call (312) 942-2200 for sick visit appointment availability at the Westgate location. 
  • For our South Loop and North Riverside patients, all acute care (sick visits) will be seen at our Westgate location at 1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 200, Chicago. Please call (312) 942-2200 for sick visit appointment availability.   
  • At our Westgate location at 1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 200, Chicago, we will be rescheduling all well child visits (physicals and check ups) for children 2 years and older through April 20. If needed, you may reschedule these appointments with a provider at our South Loop location. 

We encourage patients and families to stay home, if possible. You can contact your child's pediatrician through MyChart, or call the office to receive home care advice. We also offer E-Visits for common conditions such as cold, flu and pink eye. 

Thank you for your patience during this unusual time. And please remember to practice good hand washing, social distancing and stay home if you are ill. This is a dynamic situation and we will try to keep you informed through our website.

Our care approach

Pediatricians at Rush University Children's Hospital are your child’s partner in developing lifelong healthy habits, from birth through adolescence. They provide guidance to help parents foster their child’s positive mental and social health, as well as physical health.

Pediatricians provide well-child care and treatment for routine childhood ailments, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye) and ear infections, as well as school and sports physicals. They also help parents and children manage complex conditions, such as diabetes or childhood obesity.

And if your child ever needs specialized care, pediatricians work closely with other physicians at Rush University Children’s Hospital and Rush University Medical Center.

To learn about pediatric practices at Rush, visit Locations and Contact Information.


Pediatrician Austin Hanrahan, MD

Remarkable Care for Kids

Convenient online appointment scheduling

Pediatricians at Rush are now accepting new patients. If your child is a new patient, you can make an appointment online with certain pediatricians and primary care practices.

School physicals available now

Back-to-school physicals are available at all of Rush University Children's Hospital's pediatric primary care locations — in the West Loop, in the Professional Building on our Chicago campus, at our new Rush location in the South Loop, or at our North Riverside location. The physicals include immunizations, electronic forms required by schools, high school physicals, sports physicals, elementary school physicals, lead testing and TB testing. Call (312) 942-3034 to schedule your child's school physical.

Multiple pediatric primary care locations

Pediatricians at Rush University Children's Hospital are available to see kids at any of our three pediatric primary care locations on the Rush campus in Chicago, at our new Rush location in the South Loop, or at our pediatric primary care clinic in North Riverside.

Family-centered care

The heart of Rush University Children’s Hospital is family-centered care, which means you will be involved in every care decision for your child. Pediatricians at Rush believe children’s families are integral members of the care team.

Coordinated care with pediatric subspecialists

Pediatricians at Rush work closely other pediatric specialists to provide coordinated, comprehensive care if your child has a chronic or complex medical condition that requires a number of different pediatric specialists.