Children under the age of 21 can be treated by a pediatrician who is specifically trained in caring for children’s physical, behavioral and mental health.

The Department of Pediatrics at Cook County Health promotes the health of children and adolescents, delivers high-quality care, strongly advocates for children and adolescents, and is responsive to the changing needs of our community and society.
Pediatricians provide comprehensive care in everyday health and can treat a range of health issues, such as infections and injuries. Children should see pediatricians annually for a physical exam to check for developmental milestones and to receive any necessary vaccinations or immunizations. 

When to Bring Your Child to the Pediatrician

  • Fever above 101 degrees
  • Lingering coughs
  • Pain during urination 
  • Persistent colds
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Persistent vomiting 
  • Rash
  • Respiratory problems
Your pediatrician can refer you to a specialist if your child requires advanced medical services. 

Cook County Health Services

Cook County Health Family Medicine doctors work in primary care clinics and inpatient settings where we provide a full spectrum of health services, including:  

Conditions Treated

  • Accidental injuries
  • Acute illnesses
  • Agammaglobulinemia
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Arrhythmias
  • Asthma
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Autism
  • Behavior and development
  • Bleeding/clotting disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chest pain
  • Common variable immunodeficiency
  • Complement deficiencies
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Constipation
  • Developmental delays
  • Diabetes
  • Early or delayed puberty
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology and diabetes
  • Epilepsy and seizures 
  • Food and medication allergies
  • Gastroenterology
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • HIV/AIDS testing
  • Infectious diseases
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Kidney problems
  • Learning problems
  • Leukemia
  • Low platelets
  • Lupus (SLE)
  • Major surgery: pediatric, urology and neurosurgery
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Movement disorders: tics, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders, multiple sclerosis
  • Murmurs
  • Neonatal 
  • Neutrophil 
  • Palpitations
  • Pediatric growth disturbances
  • Physical exams 
  • Polymyositis
  • Respiratory illness
  • Sepsis
  • Severe neurologic disorders, including status epilepticus
  • Sexual abuse, physical abuse, child neglect
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Sports physicals 
  • Syncope
  • T-cell
  • Trauma and burns
  • Vaccinations and immunizations
  • Vasculitis
  • White blood cell problems 

MEND Program

Does your child have a medical condition that:
  • Is hard to manage?
  • Makes family life a challenge?
  • Is stressful for you and your child?
  • Is causing other problems such as missing school?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you’re not alone. The MEND program can help.

Download our brochure here to learn more or call (312) 864-1247 to schedule an individual meeting.