Child Health Clinic

Welcome to the Kankakee County Health Department’s Child Health Clinic.

The Child Health Clinic provides well child care for children under 21 years of age. Doctors from the community take turns staffing our clinic which is held twice a week for a half day.

Bring your child’s medical or KidCare card to each appointment. If you do not have the medical or KidCare card, bring check stubs for the past 30 days. All clients who do not have the medical or KidCare card will be required to apply for KidCare Health Insurance.

If you are unable to bring your child to the appointment, please send a note with the adult bringing your child. The note must state the adult’s name and that you are giving permission for your child to be seen.

Please be on time. If you are more than 20 minutes late, you may either wait until there is time to fit your child in or you may re-schedule the appointment.

When you arrive at the Health Department, sign in at the front desk. If your child needs lab work or a vision and hearing test, you will be directed to those areas. After those tests, you will return to the front lobby to wait for the doctor. When it’s your turn, a nurse will call for your child.

Once in the clinic area, the nurse will take your child’s temperature, weight and height, and ask questions regarding your child's health. She will then escort you to an exam room. After the doctor performs the health exam, a nurse will see you. She will make sure your child gets any immunizations they need, review doctor’s directions, and provide health education. In some instances, WIC staff may be ale to certify your child and give you coupons.

As you can see, your child recieves many health care services. It helps to be prepared for the approximate 1 to 2 hours you will be here. Please bring extra bottles, diapers, and wipes to keep your child comfortable.

We are happy to serve your child. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! You can contact the Health Department as (815) 937-3560 for more information.

The brochure entitled “Check Up” also includes more information regarding well-child check ups.

The pamphlet entitled “Healthy Kids” serves as a personal immunization record for your child and includes a schedule of dates for when your child should receive vaccinations.