Prepare for Your First Cardiology Visit

Thank you for choosing us for your child's healthcare needs. Let's work together to ensure your child receives the bes​t possible care.

Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time, leaving plenty of time to park and find your appointment location.

Gather all the other necessary documents to bring, including:

  • Your child's previously prescribed medication
  • Your completed cardiology questionnaire, which we will mail to you before your appointment
  • Any notes and/or test results from any other cardiologist who has seen your child
  • Your child's medical record. Please fax to 312.227.9640 or mail to:
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
    Division of Cardiology
    225 E. Chicago Ave., Box 21
    Chicago, IL 60611             

Cancel or Reschedule

Please call us directly at 312.227.4100 at least 24 hours in advance. It helps us, and it helps other families receive timely care.

Additional Cardiac Testing

If a cardiologist determines your child needs an echocardiogram (ECHO) or electrocardiogram (ECG), you may be asked to come in before your originally scheduled time. An ECG takes about 20 minutes; an ECHO takes about an hour.

If your visit requires a referral for insurance, please make sure that referral also includes orders for an ECG and an ECHO.

During the Visit

Your child may be seen by an advanced nurse practitioner (APN) or a fellow (doctor in training) before your pediatric cardiologist.

Your child may need laboratory work completed; as a result, please be prepared to spend at least three hours with us.

After the Visit

We want to know what you think. You may receive a patient satisfaction survey in the mail, and we encourage you to take the time to share your thoughts with us.