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  • 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 Receptionist- Toni

    - by keichie

    “You are never fully dressed without a smile.” Meet Toni Williams one of our hardworking receptionist. Position: Receptionist How many years have you been in health care? 6 years Why did you choose health care? I love anatomy, plus helping other is my nature Who inspires you?  My Mother     Why did you choose pediatrics?  Toni loves the kids! What do you do on your spare time? I like spending time with my family and friends. I also love to traveling Favorite movie?   The Wood! Favorite thing about working at Children’s Urgent Care?  The amazing people that I…

  • Meet the Team
    Meet the Team

    Meet the Nurse- Christy

    - by keichie

    “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Meet Christy Kmiec one of our amazing nurses. Position: Nurse How many years have you been in health care? Just over 1 year Why did you choose health care? I wanted to care for people during their times of greatest need Who inspires you?  My Mom   Why did you choose pediatrics?  I’ve always loved working with kids. I want to make what can be a scary experience, into something as positive as possible What do you do on your spare time? I like to read, hike, and…

  • 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…

  • Holiday
    Holiday

    Things To Do This Winter Break – River Forest/ Oak Park

    - 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 holiday theme parties to DIY gingerbread houses, River Forest/Oak Park has so much to offer!   Wednesday, December 27 Storytime at the Tree Date: Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Cost: Free Location: Magic Tree Book Store (141 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301) http://www.magictreebooks.com   Thursday, December 28 DIY Snowflakes Date: Thursday, December 28th, 2017 Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Cost: Free Location: River Forest Public…

  • Holiday
    Holiday

    3 Kid-Friendly Holiday Crafts

    - by keichie

    Decorating for the holiday season has never been so hands on! The holidays can get pretty expensive, from presents for the family to hosting holiday dinners. One thing that doesn’t have to break the bank, is decorating your home. Below are three easy holiday crafts that can double as decorations too. Conveniently, all the supplies can be found around the house! Tissue Paper Wreath What You’ll Need: Scissors, tissue paper, glue, plastic plate, pencil, cup First, cut the tissue paper into 2-inch squares (the smaller the squares the more tissue paper needed). Next, outline the top of a cup or…

  • Parent Tips
    Parent Tips

    Fight the Flu With These 5 Helpful Tips!

    - by keichie

    As the weather gets colder, we notice more and more people getting sick with the flu. The flu is a very serious contagious disease. Luckily, we have Jessa Leslie, one of Children’s Urgent Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner here to share some helpful tips to fight the flu! Flu season is upon us! Getting your flu shot is so important. Not only does it provide protection to yourself against the flu, but it protects your families too. The flu shot is a deactivated (dead) virus and cannot give you the flu. If someone has symptoms of body aches, low grade fever…

  • Holiday
    Holiday

    Halloween Safety Tips

    - by keichie

    Ghosts and Goblins and Vampires, oh my! As you prepare for your night of costumes, sweet treats and adventure, keep in mind that it’s important to stay safe while enjoying the holiday! Street Safety Plan your route. Make sure an adult knows where children are trick-or-treating. Always cross the street at street corners to avoid traffic. Use traffic signals and cross-walks. Make sure to look both ways before crossing. Never trick-or-treat alone. Walk in pairs or try to be accompanied by a responsible adult. No Tricks Just Treats Never eat candy that has damaged or torn wrappers. No munching until…

  • Guest Blogger
    Guest Blogger

    Food Allergies and Trick-or-Treating

    - by keichie

    Everyone can have a safer Halloween this year! One of the scariest things for so many families around this time of year are food allergies. Bad reactions to common food ingredients are among the most common visits to our urgent care locations. Educating yourself about campaigns like the Teal Pumpkin Project, will help keep many children safe from allergic reactions this Halloween.  But how does a teal pumpkin help with food allergies?  It represents a home which provides allergy-free options to trick-or-treaters. If a family puts a teal pumpkin by their front door, it signifies how toys, stickers, bubbles etc,…

  • Guest Blogger
    Guest Blogger

    DIY Flying Halloween Bats

    - by keichie

    When I walked into Urgent Care last week, I was so excited to see it all the spooky Halloween decorations! There is nothing worse than a stuffy sitting room when your child is struggling from an allergic reaction, ear infection or pink eye. Taking their mind off their discomfort is top priority at Urgent Care, and it is in part, why my family will no longer go anywhere else for immediate care. One of the fun distractions… I mean decorations on the wall at Urgent Care in River Forest, inspired me to hunt down some chalk and construction paper, and get the…

  • Guest Blogger
    Guest Blogger

    Pros of Using Urgent Care Over Your Local Drug Store

    - by keichie

    We had a chance to meet Michelle Elfvin this week, and we were thrilled to give her a tour of our new facility in River Forest. Michelle is a River Forest mom of 3 boys. She is a writer, photographer, and blogger at @ChicagoMomGoesSuburban and Chicago Parent. Today she’s sharing her thoughts on urgent care.     When your child has a fever or minor illness, you are most likely not going to be on much sleep by the time you decide to take him or her in to get looked at. Even…

  • Urgent Care
    Urgent Care

    Why Choose Urgent Care?

    - by keichie

    It is 6:00pm on a Wednesday, your child comes to you and says, “Mommy, my ear hurts really bad.” You think to yourself, our Pediatricians office closed an hours ago, where do it go? Although there are a number of options to choose from when medical situations arise, factors like cost, wait time, service, and severity tend to be what sets you apart from going to an Urgent Care Clinic versus an Emergency Room. The Benefits of Urgent Care. Families turn to urgent care clinics like Children’s Urgent Care for immediate non-life threatening medical services. Typical  clinics see both adults…

  • News and Press
    News and Press

    Introducing the New Children’s Urgent Care Skokie Clinic

    - by keichie

    Children’s Urgent Care is proud to announce that the new Skokie clinic is official up and running! On Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 3pm the clinic opened its doors to the community. The hours of operations are 3pm – 9pm on weekdays and 9am – 9pm on weekends, perfect for those times your kiddo gets sick and your pediatrician’s office is closed. The company stands by its motto everyday through the staff they hire, the services they offer, and the customer service given to each and every patient. Children’s Urgent Care is an after-hours walk in clinic that sees kids…

  • News and Press
    News and Press

    Children’s Urgent Care to Open Two Locations in Greater Chicago Area

    - by keichie

    Exciting news for Skokie and River Forest residents! Children’s Urgent Care, a pediatric-specific urgent care facility, plans to open their first two locations in the greater Chicago area. Both locations will offer after-hours, pediatric urgent care in a convenient, kid-friendly facility. Children’s Urgent Care offers excellent medical care from pediatric-trained providers. Each patient’s primary care pediatrician will receive a visit report following each visit. “We’re excited to be able to offer pediatric urgent care services to families in this area”, said Gerardo Reyes, MD, Medical Director of Children’s Urgent Care. “Our clinics will be a great option for busy parents with children…