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Pediatric Immediate Care Centers

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Lurie Children's offers same-day in-person and virtual Immediate Care services for the unexpected and, if necessary, onsite x-ray and laboratory services. Our pediatricians provide treatment for non-emergencies and non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

Our Immediate Care Clinics treat patients starting at birth through 20 years of age. We treat infants under the age of two months if they are fever-free. For patients 21 and older who are in need of Immediate Care services, we recommend you consult with a primary care physician or specialist to find the right age-appropriate solution for your care needs. 

If you are uncertain if your child can be seen by our Immediate Care team, please use this infographic as a resource. Our online scheduling tool will also help direct you appropriately with a series of questions prior to scheduling your appointment.

In-Person Visits

Our Immediate Care Clinics in Lincoln Park and Northbrook are open 7 days a week (Monday-Friday, 4 p.m.–10 p.m.; and Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.). 

An appointment is highly recommended to reduce wait times. A limited number of walk-ins are also accepted and are assigned an appointment time upon arrival. Due to high patient volumes, walk-in availability may fill up before the end of clinic hours.

Before leaving home, please make an appointment online or call the Immediate Care Clinic to confirm they are still accepting walk-in patients for the day. You can reach the Lincoln Park clinic at 312.227.8800 and the Northbrook clinic at 312.227.7660

Virtual Visits

We offer Virtual Immediate Care appointments with Lurie Children's board-certified physicians.

Virtual Immediate Care is available Monday-Friday, 2 p.m.–8:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Note that you must be in the state of Illinois at the time of your appointment. 

Conditions We Treat

At our Immediate Care Clinics, our pediatricians provide urgent treatment for non-emergencies or non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, including those listed below. 

Some of these conditions are not eligible for virtual visits due to the level of care they require. If you are not offered a virtual appointment when filling out our online appointment form, please schedule an in-person visit at one of our Immediate Care Clinics. 

  • Allergies
  • Mild to moderate asthma attacks
  • Broken bones (splinting available)
  • Colds, coughs and sore throats
  • Earaches and ear infections
  • Fever in children over 2 months old
  • Minor cuts and bruises
  • Pink eye
  • Rashes
  • Strains and sprains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and dehydration

Treatment we do not provide:

  • Babies under 2 months old with fever
  • Care for complex medical patients
  • Eye or dental trauma
  • Extensive burns
  • Extensive lab work-ups
  • Gynecologic exams
  • Immunizations
  • IV hydration
  • School/sports physicals

To schedule an appointment for an illness or injury that Immediate Care does not treat: 

Call 1.800.KIDS DOC

Available Testing

Flu, COVID-19, strep and urine testing are available at our Immediate Care locations after an evaluation is made by a physician and testing is deemed appropriate. Blood testing is not available at either location.

Immediate Care Locations

Lurie Children's Immediate Care Clinics are located at: 

Lincoln Park Outpatient Center
2515 N. Clark Street 
8th Floor, Suite 801
Chicago, IL 60614-3393
Phone: 312.227.8800*
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Outpatient Center in Northbrook 
1131 Techny Road 
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 312.227.7660*
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*Note that calls made before clinic hours will route to 1.800.KIDS DOC, Lurie Children's main call center. 


Monday-Friday: 4 p.m.–10 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays (listed below): 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

Holidays include: 

  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth

PM Pediatric Care & Lurie Children's Locations

PM Pediatric Urgent Care, a national pediatric healthcare leader operating the largest pediatric urgent care network in the U.S., and Lurie Children's have partnered to serve area families with best-in-class urgent care for children and young adults.

Together, we aim to offer best-in-class urgent care to children and young adults at three existing sites in Glenview, Naperville, and Mount Prospect. 

Learn More & Book an Appointment

Emergency Room Details

If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. To contact the staff in the Emergency Care Center, call 312.227.3800.

Lurie Children's emergency room is located at our main hospital. The address is:

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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The Emergency Care Center is located off of the second floor lobby. It may be accessed in two ways:

  1. From the Reyes Lobby on the second floor.
  2. From the first floor lobby near the Superior Street Entrance. The elevators located by the security desk go directly to the Emergency Care Center.

Driving Directions

Enter the main Lurie Children’s driveway from Chicago Avenue. Drive southbound toward the red Children's Emergency sign. Enter the hospital lobby to the right. The elevators inside, near the security desk, will take you directly to the Emergency Care Center.

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