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Expert Pediatric Care Near Chicago

young boy flexingAt the heart of family-centered care is the belief that healthcare providers and the family are partners, working together to best meet the needs of the child. We do not want any child in our community to lack access to the medical care they need or get the best start they can in life.

These goals are met through:

We also focus on teaching and reinforcing the importance of healthy habits in children. Our health educators bring special lessons and activities to local schools that can result in a lifetime of better health. Learn more about these programs:

Pediatric Cardiology Clinic

Pediatric cardiologists do outpatient visits at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb on the first and third Wednesday of every month. These physicians provide diagnosis and consultation for pediatric cardiac conditions such as congenital heart disease.

Pediatric Neurology Clinic

A pediatric neurologist sees children, birth through 18, the first Tuesday of the month at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb for epilepsy and other neurological issues. Lack of insurance is not a barrier. Tests done at the hospital include EEG, MRI, and lab work.

Other Pediatric Services

Other pediatric services and specialists at KishHealth System include:

  • Pediatricians
  • Family medicine doctors and providers
  • Ear, nose, and throat specialists
  • Podiatrists
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Pediatric physical therapy
  • Pediatric occupational therapy
  • Pediatric speech therapy
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Pulmonology

In addition, the KishHealth System Child Development Clinic diagnoses and treats Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and autism spectrum conditions.

Emergency Care for Pediatric Patients

KishHealth System’s emergency room staff and facilities in DeKalb and Sandwich have met special training and equipment requirements by the Illinois Department of Public Health and have been designated as an Emergency Department approved for Pediatrics (EDAP).

Support for Pediatric Patients

Our nurses and staff are specially trained to adapt interactions and care to each child’s developmental level. They acknowledge the expertise of the family and collaborate with them to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the child.

To ease the anxiety a child may be feeling towards surgery, we offer the Kish Kids Video and Valley West Kids Tour that explain what to expect on the day of surgery:


Infant and Child Calculators

Many of our calculators are infant and child calculators. Track their percentile in height and weight, and more.

Contact Us

Please call the Pediatric Cardiology Clinic at 815.227.5600 to make an appointment.

Please call the Pediatric Neurology Clinic at 815.756.8554 with questions or to make an appointment. 

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