For first-time appointment requests, please contact 1.800.KIDS DOC or consider filling out our online Appointment Request Form. For return appointments, click here for a list of division and ancillary services phone numbers. 

For information about telemedicine appointments, click here.

For information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), click here.

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Child Abuse Pediatrics

The Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics and Protective Services Team (PST), identifies and treats children that are victims of abuse and neglect. The team’s goal is to ensure that all children served by the hospital are in a safe and healthy environment.

We train professionals, parents and the community about the advocacy, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect, including:   

  • Common triggers of maltreatment
  • Recognizing abuse and neglect
  • Stressors that may lead to child abuse
  • How to report abuse and neglect

Our Specialists

Meet the Protective Services team. 

Clinical Work

The PST provides psychosocial and medical assessments of children and makes recommendations to cooperating agencies for treatment plans.

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Training & Education

The Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics and Protective Services Team offers several training opportunities to better educate those serving children and families in both the hospital and the community, including: 

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Advocacy & Support Services

We coordinate efforts of experts within the hospital and from external public and voluntary agencies to better serve children and their families.

To report suspected child abuse and neglect in Illinois, call 1.800.252.2873 (1.800.25.ABUSE). 

Contact Us

To speak with us, please e-mail or call 312.227.6220.


Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at or call 312.227.7500