As we begin to reopen Rush University Children's Hospital for elective procedures and in-person care, we are putting your safety first. For information about COVID-19, see the latest updates from Rush and check out our pediatric FAQs for the most up-to-date information about our pediatric services. Rush accepts donations to support our response effort, staff, and patients and families.

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:

  • We are now conducting well visits, school physicals and immunizations at all of our clinic locations: 
    • Westgate Building, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 200, Chicago
    • Professional Building: at 1725 W. Harrison, Suite 940, Chicago
    • Rush South Loop,1411 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
    • North Riverside, 7222 W. Cermak Road, Suite 718, Chicago

Please call (312) 942-2200 to make an appointment. We encourage you to schedule these important appointments for your babies, children and teenagers who are due for their well visits and immunizations. It is important that your children do not get behind on their vaccinations so they can remain protected from serious and sometimes life-threatening illnesses. Please do not delay these important visits.

  • Our North Riverside, Professional Building and South Loop locations are now seeing non-COVID-19 acute care (sick visits). Please call (312) 942-3034 for more information and sick visit appointment availability.

  • All in-person appointments related to COVID-19 will be scheduled at our Westgate location.

  • For your safety, all people entering our clinics will have their temperature taken and will be asked a series of screening questions. For our North Riverside, Professional Building and South Loop locations, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment for Westgate based on answers to these questions and/or an abnormal temperature. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

  • The walk-in clinics at the Westgate and North Riverside locations remain 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.

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 and on-demand video 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. 

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Rush appointments from home

We are here for your health care needs – in whatever way you prefer to receive care at this time. Rush’s telemedicine options allow you to get the care you need from our primary and specialty care providers. During a scheduled video visit, you will have a one-on-one video chat with your provider. Call us at (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to get started.