Establishing a relationship with a pediatrician is key to your child’s health, from infancy through young adulthood. Your primary pediatrics provider will be familiar with your child’s medical history from routine check-ups and can provide informed care or connect you to Carle specialists when your child is sick or injured.
Pediatric Acute Clinic
Carle Pediatrics offers a weekend sick child walk-in clinic at Carle – Champaign on Curtis. The acute clinic is staffed by board certified pediatricians and practitioners.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. – noon
Closed: Evenings and holidays
The Pediatric Acute Clinic operates on a walk-in basis and does not accept appointments. Should the Pediatric Acute Clinic experience a high volume of patients, patients may be redirected to the Convenient Care department located within the facility.
Pediatric Specialty Clinics
If your child’s condition requires advanced care, our pediatric specialists are trained to handle even the most complex cases. Taking a team approach, pediatric physicians from different disciplines come together to develop an individualized treatment and recovery plan that is best for your child.
Specialty clinics include:
- Cardiac clinic
- Child Diagnostic Clinic
- Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate Clinic
- Cochlear Implant Program
- Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
- Muscular Dystrophy Clinic
- Pediatric Musculoskeletal Clinic
- Very Low Birth Weight Clinic
Child Diagnostic Clinic
If you are concerned with your child’s development or changes in behavior, our Child Diagnostic Clinic (CDC) is here to help. Our CDC is brings together physicians from various medical disciplines to provide a team approach for children ages 2-18 with developmental, behavioral and learning disorders.
Offering comprehensive evaluations within a single day, each member of our team will meet with you and your child for an assessment. The team will then discuss diagnoses and collaborate to determine the best treatment options.
Within two weeks, you and your child will meet with a member of the team to learn more about treatment recommendations and ongoing support.
Our CDC team includes:
- Andrea Klein, PhD, ABPP – Clinical Psychologist
- Charles T. Morton, MD – Developmental Pediatrician
- Jan Cooper, MA, LSW – Licensed Social Worker
- LuAnn T. Hansen , MA, CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
- Nichole Summers, BA – Psychometrician
Common conditions treated:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Speech delays
- Developmental delays
- Motor skills delays
- Behavioral disorders and parenting classes
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Learning and school difficulties
- Adjustment issues
- Medical problems
- Sensory processing difficulties
- Sleeping or eating problems
For more information, call (217) 365-6214.
Pediatric Musculoskeletal Clinic
If you are concerned about your child's unexplained muscle weakness, unusual rashes, bone and joint pain or stiffness, recurring fevers or chronic fatigue the Pediatric Musculoskeletal Clinic may be able to help. Our PMC brings together a team of a physician, occupational therapist, physical therapist and social worker to help diagnose and treat musculoskeletal diseases. Offering comprehensive evaluations within a single day, each member of our team will meet with you and your child for an assessment. The team will then discuss diagnoses and collaborate to determine the best treatment options.
For more information contact your child's Primary Care Provider or call (217) 255-9700.
If your child condition’s requires overnight stay in at Carle Foundation Hospital, our pediatric hospitalists and staff are here to provide care and support. Pediatric hospitalists are doctors who specialize in caring for children in the hospital, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to your child’s needs and answer your questions. The hospitalist will work with your child’s doctor to determine the best plan of care and will send a care summary when your child is discharged. This ensures your child’s doctor knows what care was provided in the hospital and what follow-up care is needed.
Our 18-bed inpatient pediatric unit is equipped with private rooms and amenities for a comfortable stay. The hospital also features a welcoming treatment room designated for pediatric procedures and activity playrooms for young and teenage patients.
Food Allergy Program
Carle is committed to providing the care you need for managing and treating food allergies. With generous financial support through Carle Center for Philanthropy and the Carle Employee Giving Campaign, our Carle Food Allergy Education Program offers research-based food allergy education to help create a safer environment for children, adolescents and adults. We currently provide families with one-on-one education about common issues related to food allergies, including:
- Signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction
- Prevention and treatment of accidental exposure
- Instructions on medications and EpiPens®
- Daily management of food allergy challenges such as cooking, shopping and traveling and dining out
For more information about our program or to request community education, contact our food allergy educator, Amy Jessup, APN, at (217) 255-9700. To request food allergy education for your organization, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Along with your contact information, please include the date, time, number of attendees and any special instructions.
If you are interested in supporting the Carle Food Allergy program through a charitable give, contact Carle Center for Philanthropy at (217) 383-3021, or make a secure gift online at carle.org/give. The Carle Food Allergy program partners with Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago to educate the local community about the care and treatment of common food allergies. To learn more about food allergies and resources available, visit childrensmemorial.org.
The Developmental Pediatrics team at Carle specializes in working with children and families who have developmental, learning or behavioral problems. Our exceptional team has the training and experience to assess the needs of your child and develop a treatment plan specific to you. Talk to your pediatrician to see if a Developmental Pediatrics evaluation is right for your child.
Prior to scheduling an appointment with one of our specialists, please complete this form to help us understand your questions and concerns about your child. We also ask that your child’s teacher complete one of the forms below. If there are questions you aren’t sure about, just do the best you can. Once you return these forms, we can schedule an appointment with one of our Developmental Pediatricians.
Important Documents (PDF)