Illinois Down Syndrome Medical Care Centers


There are currently 2 Down syndrome medical care centers in Illinois:


Adult Down Syndrome Center – Park Ridge

Affiliation: Lutheran General Hospital
Summary: Our multidisciplinary team has served the health and psychosocial needs of over 5,000 adolescents and adults with Down syndrome since the center opened in January 1992. Our mission is enhancing the well-being of adolescents, 12 and older, and adults with Down syndrome using a team approach to provide comprehensive, holistic, community-based health care services.
Ages Served: 12 and older
Hours and Days of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m-5 p.m; evening appointments available
Address: 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Website: www.advocatehealth.com/adultdown
Email: adultdownsyndromeclinic@gmail.com
Appointments: 847-318-2303
General Phone Number: 847-318-2303
Clinical Director: Brian Chicoine, MD
Services provided:
Behavioral MD
Psychologist
Nutritionist
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Family Practitioner
Apraxia Specialist
Speech and Language Pathologist
Audiologist
Social Worker
Education/Inclusion Specialist
Nurse Practitioner
Genetic Counselor
Clinical Care Coordinator
Advocacy Services
Year Established: 1992
Patients with Down Syndrome Seen Annually: 2000-plus (over 7000 appts)
Length of Waitlist: appointments generally available for new patients within a month
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes


Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics – Chicago

Affiliation: University of Chicago
Summary: The Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics has several clinics that serve individuals with Down syndrome, spread geographically across the Greater Chicago Region. The Section is also active in producing scholarly and general public writings, education, and research related to individuals with Down syndrome.
Ages Served: Birth to adult
Hours and Days of Operation: Variable
Address: 950 East 61st Street SSC, Suite 207, Chicago, IL 60637
Website: pediatrics.uchicago.edu/SectionDetail.aspx?section=1009
Email: psmith2@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu
Appointments: 773-702-3095; Dr. Peter J. Smith
General Phone Number: 773-702-3095
Clinical Director: Dr. Peter J. Smith
Services provided:
Behavioral MD
Psychologist
Nutritionist
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Family Practitioner
Apraxia Specialist
Speech and Language Pathologist
Audiologist
Social Worker
Education/Inclusion Specialist
Nurse Practitioner
Genetic Counselor
Clinical Care Coordinator
Geneticist/Pediatrician
Year Established: 2002
Medicaid Accepted? Yes
Insurance accepted? Yes

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