Pediatric Frequently Asked Questions

Swedish Hospital in Chicago wants to help families choose the provider and practice that best suits their needs and preferences. To assist you with your preferences, below are answers to frequently asked questions about Swedish Medical Group pediatrics.

Will we see the same pediatrician or nurse practitioner for all visits?

We believe that our pediatricians provide the best care for their patients when parents, children and doctors are familiar with one another. To help foster an environment of trust and understanding, patients will see the same pediatrician for all well-child appointments. 

There may be select cases in which you may need to see a different pediatrician in our practice, such as for a Quick Sick visit. If you are in need of a Quick Sick visit, you will see the pediatrician on call. 

Our pediatrics office works collectively under the same standards and beliefs. Regardless of who you see in our office, you can rest assured that you will visiting a board-certified provider, your record will be updated and your regular pediatrician will be notified of any treatment decisions made. 

Who can I call if my child is sick at night or on weekends?

Our pediatricians take turns on call during off hours. You can always call the office and speak to a pediatrician, if necessary. You will speak to the provider on call, which will be one of our providers in the office. 

If your child is more than 12 months of age, we also invite you to visit our Immediate Care Centers for urgent, nonlife-threatening conditions. Our centers in North Center and Sauganash are open seven days a week and 365 days a year. 

What are well-child exams and when are they scheduled? 

A well-child exam is a routine checkup. It is an important visit that allows your pediatrician to monitor your child’s development and detect possible problems early. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends checkups at the following times in your child’s early life:

  • One month
  • Two months
  • Four months
  • Six months
  • Nine months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months 
  • 18 months
  • Two years
  • Two and ½ years
  • Three years
  • Four years
  • Five years

Where is the pediatric office?

Swedish Medical Group’s pediatric office is located on the sixth floor of Swedish Hospital’s Foster Medical Pavilion, at the intersection Foster and California Avenues. Parking is available in the building’s garage for a low rate of $4. 

What are the office hours?

Our pediatric office provides convenient evening and weekend hours for parents:

    Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.   
    Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
    Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to noon 
    Sunday: Closed
If your child is more than 12 months of age and in need or urgent but nonlife-threatening care, our Immediate Care Centers in North Center and Sauganash are open seven days a week and 365 days a year. 

How do I make an appointment with a pediatrician? 

You may make an appointment online or by calling the pediatric office at 773-878-3627.

How do I know if your providers accept my insurance plan?

We offer a comprehensive insurance list for Swedish Medical Group, Swedish Hospital and Immediate Care Centers. We recommend that all patients call their insurance companies to confirm prior to coming in for their appointment. 

Does your practice require vaccinations?

Yes, Swedish Medical Group's Pediatrics and Family Medicine Department require vaccinations in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) U.S. childhood immunization schedule.

Learn more about our vaccination policy

Contact Us

If you would like to talk to a representative about your primary care options, please call 773-878-3627.


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