Children’s Health Services

Erie’s pediatric program provides a medical home where children
are cared for from birth to age 18.

At Erie, it’s our mission to ensure the health and well being of your children from infancy to adolescence and beyond. Does your child need a school checkup? Is she sick with the flu?

  • Adolescent Services
  • At Erie all family planning and reproductive health services for teens aged 12 and over can be confidential, at the patient’s request.
    • Behavioral health counseling
    • Contraceptive decision making support
    • Family planning
    • Low-cost contraception
    • Pregnancy testing
    • STI/HIV counseling, testing, and treatment
  • Asthma management
  • Asthma Action provides education services to our pediatric patients who suffer from asthma.
  • Children with special needs
  • Erie has close relationships with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and and The University of Chicago to provide health care to kids with special needs or chronic illnesses.
    • Acute illness care/sick care/urgent care
    • In hospital newborn care
    • In hospital sick child care
    • Referrals for specialty care
  • Well-child visits
    • Growth and development monitoring
    • Hearing, vision and developmental screenings
    • Immunizations
    • Tuberculosis and lead testing
    • School and sports exams; annual physicals
    • Vaccinations

Patient Programs for Children

Erie offers a wide variety of health and wellness education for children.
  • Care Managers meet with patients one-on-one to help them navigate the medical system, follow up with needed care, and work toward improving their health. In collaboration with patients’ care teams, the Care Managers develop care plans and help patients find community resources. Transportation assistance may be available for medical and related appointments.

  • Healthy Families of Illinois (HFI) is a home visitation program. When enrolled, a Case Manager will complete weekly home visits, screening and develop individual family support plans for first-time moms and children up to 36 months.


    When a patient is enrolled, a case manager will complete screenings, offer resources as needed (housing, car seat, etc.) and conduct home visits. Transportation assistance (transit cards) may be provided for medical and related appointments as well.

  • Children between the ages of 0-5 years receive an age and language appropriate book during well-child visits to support development and literacy. Providers distribute books to caregivers and provide guidance on how to utilize the books in patients’ day-to-day life.

  • Patients of all ages and fitness levels can join Running Club! Running Club starts at the beginning of summer so that participants can train for a 5K in the fall.

  • WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition counseling, referrals, breastfeeding support, and special formulas.