Please take note of our new hours: The Skokie location will now be open from 1pm – 9pm Monday – Friday. The River Forest location will be open from 12pm – 8pm Monday – Friday.

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  • Healthy Tips
    Fight the Flu
    Healthy TipsParent Tips

    Healthy Children: In and Out of the Classroom

    - by keichie

    Cold and flu season is in its prime, as a result we are seeing more germs being spread throughout the classroom. Teachers and parents are always searching for ways to keep their children healthy and happy. We had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Courtney Szudarski, 5th and 6th grade instructional aide at Fairview Elementary School, who recommended tips for keeping your child healthy inside the classroom and out. After all, our ultimate goal is to miss the flu! Not school.  Teacher Talk What is your position? CS: This is my second year working at Fairview Elementary as an instructional aide…

  • Healthy Tips
    Flu Season: Everything You Need to Know
    Healthy TipsParent Tips

    Flu Season: Everything You Need To Know

    - by keichie

      Flu season is upon us! Influenza, or the flu, is a respiratory illness that typically circulates in the winter months each year (approximately November – March).  The flu can cause mild to severe illness and results in thousands of hospitalizations and deaths each year. Here are some common questions about the flu and what your best bet to protect you and your family!  (Hint: prevention is key!) What is the best protection against the flu? Flu shot! The best protection against the flu is receiving a flu vaccine (flu shot) each year! The flu shot is recommended for all…

  • News and Press
    River Forest
    News and Press

    River Forest – New Urgent Care Hours

    - by keichie

    We are happy to announce Children’s Urgent Care River Forest will expand weekdays hours Monday – Friday 12pm – 8pm. We aim to continually provide convenient care for families in the community. By opening our doors earlier, we have the opportunity to serve more patients. “Our goal at Children’s Urgent Care is to provide top quality care and focus one hundred percent on our patient’s and their needs. As a result, we are thrilled to extend our River Forest pediatric clinic hours to 12pm – 8pm,” said Kimberly Eichie, Director of Marketing and Customer Service. Children’s Urgent Care River Forest offers immediate…

  • News and Press
    Skokie New Hours
    News and Press

    Skokie – New Urgent Care Hours

    - by keichie

    Effective Monday, October 22nd, Children’s Urgent Care Skokie will expand weekdays hours Monday – Friday 1pm – 9pm. Our goal at CUC is to continually provide convenient care for the community. By extending our hours during the week, we have the opportunity to serve more patients. “Due to increasing demand from the community to extend our hours we are happy to announce that we are increasing our open hours. The Skokie clinic will now be open 1pm – 9pm Monday – Friday,” Said Kevin Broz, Children’s Urgent Care Partner/Chief Operating Officer. “We will continue to listen to our patients/parents and the…

  • Urgent Care
    Immediate Care vs. Urgent Care
    Urgent Care

    Immediate Care vs. Urgent Care

    - by keichie

    You might have heard the phrases immediate care and urgent care when seeking timely medical attention for minor injuries or illnesses. Many people rely on these facilities when their primary care physicians are not available and the emergency room is not an option. But is there a different between the two? The Terms Immediate Care and Urgent Care are Synonymous Immediate Care Immediate Care is defined as instant medical care needed “at the current time”, for a patient with non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. These medical needs are not severe enough to require a trip to the emergency room. Urgent Care…

  • Healthy Tips
    Keep Kids Healthy
    Healthy Tips

    5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

    - by keichie

    Keep your little ones healthy this cold and flu season. Here are a few tips our pediatric trained providers tell parents to prevent illness during the cold and flu season: Start off with a healthy meal. Providing your child with a healthy meal not only gives them enough energy to focus it keeps their immune system in shape. Finding quick healthy snacks/meals on the go can be hard, check out this article from the help guide for kid-friendly junk food alternatives. Get a good nights rest. Getting your child in bed early ensures a stress free morning for both the parent…

  • Urgent Care
    Urgent Care

    Children’s Urgent Care To Expand Operating Hours

    - by keichie

    We are happy to announce beginning today Monday, September 10th, Children’s Urgent Care will expand weekday hours to 2pm – 9pm Monday through Friday. Children’s Urgent Care is an after-hours all pediatric immediate care. We deliver quality medical care from pediatric providers who truly value the health of your child. “We are always searching for better ways to serve the community, said Marketing Director Kimberly Eichie. “That is why we offer short wait times and plan to expand our operating hours. Children’s Urgent Care aims to be a convenient option for the parents in the community. For this reason, we…

  • Parent Tips
    Discount On Sports Physicals
    Parent Tips

    Neighborhood Parents Network Member Discount

    - by keichie

    Children’s Urgent Care proudly partnered with the Neighborhood Parents Network to offer members a discount on sports physicals. NPN is a non-profit that connects a diverse community of families with the resources they need to navigate parenting in the city. The 2018-2019 school year is almost in full swing! With that being said, back to school prep is just around the corner. Does your child needs a sports physical for the upcoming season? Run to our pediatric trained providers to do the job. Why Your Child Needs a Physical: If your child is participating…

  • Doctor Advice
    Back-to-School
    Doctor Advice

    A Doctor’s Back to School Tips for Parents

    - by keichie

    Back to school is often an anxiety provoking experience for both parents and kids. As summer slowly winds down and September rolls around the corner, it can be difficult to break those summer habits. Thankfully, we have five doctor-approved tips to help you get through the new year prep. Setting aside a few special moments to bond with the kids before they face a day at school is a great investment in cooperation and happiness for everyone. Because kids have spent all night in their own rooms without parental interaction, they may feel that they are missing out on spending…

  • Meet the Team
    Meet the Team

    Meet the Radiologic Technologist- Jackie

    - by keichie

    Every team member at Children’s Urgent Care is passionate about providing quality pediatric care while fostering excellent customer. Our team works together to perform tasks that keep our clinics running smoothly and ensure each patient’s visit a success. We want to give you a chance to get to know the friendly faces your children will see at our clinic. One of which is our Radiologic Technologist Jackie Flores! Meet Jackie Flores, our kind hearted Radiologic Technologist. Position Radiologic Technologist How many years have you been in health care? About 4 Years Why did you choose health care? I enjoy helping and…

  • Parent Tips
    Parent Tips

    Family Emergency Response Plan

    - by keichie

      At Children’s Urgent Care, we understand it can be inconvenient or overwhelming when your little one becomes sick and a trip to the doctor is in order. That’s why we foster an at-ease and secure environment every day of the year for our families because we believe in offering quality, pediatric care when you need it the most. While we can’t always avoid illnesses, it pays off to take preventative steps for your child’s health and safety. The same logic applies in disasters. What’s your plan? The Department of Homeland Security encourages you and families everywhere to be informed,…

  • Doctor Advice
    Doctor Advice

    How To Successfully Remove A Tick

    - by keichie

    Finding a tick on your child can be quite unsettling but don’t panic! Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the U.S. but the risk of exposure is very low. Thankfully, ticks can be removed at home in three easy steps. Dr. Gerardo Reyes, our experienced pediatrician, is sharing the steps for removal below: Grasp the tick with a pair of tweezers at its head and pull firmly until the tick lets go of the skin. Do not twist. If all of the tick does not release, don’t worry it will come out on its own. Place the…

  • Meet the Team
    Meet the Team

    Meet the Radiologic Technologist- Steve

    - by keichie

    “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. – Mark Twain.” Meet Steve Wildman, the friendly face your little one will see when they stop by our Skokie clinic. Position Radiologic Technologist How many years have you been in health care? 6 years Why did you choose health care? I wanted to part of a team that would help people heal. Who inspires you?  My father. My wife. My kids.   Why did you choose pediatrics?  Working with kids will add more x-ray skills to my repertoire. What do you do on your spare time? Raise…

  • Urgent Care
    Urgent Care

    New Urgent Care Hours!

    - by keichie

    areIn preparation of the summer season starting June 1st, both the Skokie and River Forest urgent care locations will be open from 9am – 7pm Saturday and Sunday (previously open from 9am – 9pm). Children’s Urgent Care is a walk-in pediatric clinic that provides after-hour care nights, weekends and all holidays. At Children’s Urgent Care our mission is to provide quality pediatric care while fostering exceptional customer service. Our pediatric medical services include onsite lab testing for flu, strep throat, RSV and mono, urinalysis & bacterial cultures, x-rays & orthoglass splinting, laceration repairs, foreign object removals, minor burns, asthma-related issues,…

  • Meet the Team
    Meet the Team

    Meet the Radiologic Technologist- Greshanda

    - by keichie

    “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Meet Greshanda Dale one of our kind-hearted Radiologic Technologist. Position: Radiologic Technologist How many years have you been in health care? 10 years Why did you choose health care? I wanted to do something that makes a difference in peoples lives. I enjoy caring for people and helping others Who inspires you?  My Mother   Why did you choose pediatrics?  I enjoy being around children. I love their personalities, they are so fun, playful, and sincere What do you do on your spare time? I love to travel…

  • Healthy Tips
    Healthy TipsParent Tips

    Sore Throat vs. Strep Throat

    - by keichie

    Is your child complaining about a painful scratchy throat? Are they having difficulty swallowing? Not know whether these symptoms are a result of sore throat or strep throat? Luckily, we are here to help! We asked three of Children’s Urgent Cares pediatric trained providers to help differentiate the two. The Break Down What is Sore Throat? Pharyngitis is a common complaint for children and teens. Pharyngitis (sore throat) is usually caused by viruses. Sometimes, there is a bacterial cause such as from streptococcus bacteria, which can result in a strep throat infection. There are many other causes of sore throat…

  • Parent Tips
    Parent Tips

    Now Offering Discounted Sports Physicals

    - by keichie

    Spring has sprung, and so has the new sports season! Whether you need a physical for extracurricular activities, sports leagues, or school sports, run to our board-certified physicians/pediatric trained nurse practitioners to do the job. We offer sports physicals seven days a week, no appointments necessary. Why Your Child Needs a Physical: If your child is participating in a spring sport, it is likely they will need a sports physical as clearance to play during the season. Sports physicals are a safe way to assess if your child is healthy enough to participate. What to Expect: Although physical examinations tend…

  • Meet the Team
    Meet the Team

    Meet the Manager – Amanda

    - by keichie

    “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous, than to be absolutely boring.” -Marilyn Monroe Meet Amanda Baiocchi, our office manager/ registered nurse. Position: RN, Office Manager How many years have you been in health care? 5 Years Why did you choose health care? I like being there to support and help others in need. Science is amazing! Who inspires you?  The patients that I see everyday. They come in during a time of need, but continue to have such a joyous spirit.   Why did you choose pediatrics?  Kids are always honest and…

  • Parent Tips
    Parent Tips

    Prepping Your Kids For The First Day Back To School From Break

    - by keichie

    Breaks from school are always an exciting time. From staying up a little later than normal, to quality time with family. But getting back into your usual routine isn’t always as easy as it seems. That first day back to school can take a toll on everyone, parents and kids alike. Here are 5 tips to prepare your kids for the first day back from break. Readjust Sleeping Schedules.  One of the best things about a break from school is being able to sleep late and not have to wake up early the next morning. But before you know it,…

  • Holiday
    Holiday

    Things To Do This Winter Break- Skokie

    - by keichie

    Winter Break is officially here! With kids being off from school, now is the perfect opportunity to explore all the fun kid-friendly activities in the community. From build your own lasagna to New Year’s Eve Extravaganzas, Skokie has so much to offer! Wednesday, December 27th Baking Chemistry Boot Camp Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Cost: Free Location: Skokie Public Library- Radmacher Meeting Room (5215 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60077) https://skokielibrary.info/events/7681/baking-chemistry-boot-camp   Thursday, December 28th Itty Bitty New Year Date: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Cost: Ages 1-15: $13R/$16NR Ages 16+: $2R/NR Under…