Your child's health is critical. Please keep all milestone and vaccination appointments or any other scheduled appointments that will keep your child well and healthy.
For more information, please refer to the resources listed below, including:
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For children experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, Lurie Children's offers COVID-19 testing at several of our locations. Please note all testing is available by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled online or by phone.
Sotrovimab, a monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy, is now available at Lurie Children's for treatment of mild/moderate COVID-19 infection. Nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid), an oral anti-viral drug, is also available in limited supply. Both are effective against the Omicron Variant of Concern.
Please note that these medications are only approved for patients ≥ 12 years and ≥ 40 kg. As supply is limited, priority will be given to patients who are very high risk for progression to severe COVID-19 infection.
If you feel your child is eligible to receive these medications, please contact your primary care provider.
Lurie Children's is an environment where your family’s safety and health is our priority. Learn more in the videos below:
The following measures are in place at our main hospital as well as our outpatient and surgery centers to ensure your safety:
It is also important to note that there is very minimal spread of COVID-19 amongst children. For any questions about an upcoming in-person visit, please contact your physician's office.
Lurie Children's now also offers the option of “seeing” your physician and care team through telemedicine either by real-time video or telephone. Some appointments will still require you to be seen in person, but your physician and care team will let you know if a telemedicine appointment is available. If you are interested in making an appointment, whether in-person or virtual, please call KIDS DOC (1.800.543.7362).
We urge families to seek medical attention for their child by first contacting your primary care physician or pediatrician. If you do not have a primary care physician or pediatrician and your child’s injury or illness is worsening, do not delay seeking care.
Our pediatric Emergency Departments (EDs) at our main campus, Central DuPage Hospital and Northwest Community Hospital are distinct facilities from general EDs which may be seeing adult COVID-19 patients. We are taking every precaution to keep our patients, families and staff safe in our hospital. This includes wearing personal protective equipment; screening patients, families and staff for COVID-19 symptoms; and isolating every patient visiting the ED in an exam room upon arrival.
For guidance on when to take your child to the emergency department versus immediate care or your pediatrician, click here.
Because the health and safety of our patients, families, visitors and staff is of utmost importance to us and to prevent the spread of the virus causing COVID-19 illness, we have modified visitation restrictions in place.
If you are looking for general information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it relates to your child's health, please visit our FAQ page for families. You will also find a list of community resources, including information on Return to School.
If you are a Lurie Children's employee or healthcare provider seeking information on how to navigate Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please refer to our Employees and Healthcare Providers Resource Guide.