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Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers

Expert Immediate Care Close to Home

If you require emergency medical attention, please call 911 to access your local emergency services.

Immediate Care Centers

When the unexpected occurs, Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care is here to help. Our board-certified physicians and medical professionals specialize in treating illnesses, injuries and accidents.

With 27 convenient locations across the Chicago area, we are located near where you live and work. We offer both in-person and virtual visits to better serve you and your family. You do not need to reserve a time for an in-person visit.

We provide care to patients 6 months and older for:

  • Minor illnesses such as cold, flu, and respiratory and sinus infections
  • Minor injuries, including cuts, animal bites, burns and sprains
  • Urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Skin irritations and rashes

For a medical evaluation with a physician or advanced practice provider, find your nearest location and see estimated wait times. You can also let us know you are on your way. When you arrive, we offer in-person clinic and telehealth evaluations to get you care as soon as possible.

Virtual Visits

A virtual visit lets you talk with an Immediate Care physician or advanced practice provider without leaving home.

  • You must be age 5 or older for a virtual visit.
  • You may be able to reserve a virtual visit for a time when our Immediate Care Centers are closed.
  • You must physically be in Illinois during your virtual visit.


  • COVID-19 vaccines: Visit the COVID-19 vaccination page to learn where to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Flu vaccines: During flu season (September through March), we offer flu vaccines from 11 am to 2 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays at Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers for people age 3 and older. We also offer high-dose flu shots for people age 65 and older. Visit the flu information page to learn more about the flu and where you can get a vaccine.
  • Adacel/Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis): An Immediate Care Center physician or advanced practice provider can order this vaccine as part of an Immediate Care Center visit.


Lab orders, tests and X-rays are available after evaluation by a physician. Point-of-care lab tests offered include:

  • Blood sugar
  • COVID-19
  • Flu
  • Mononucleosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Strep throat
  • Urine dip stick