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Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers

Care when you need it.

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

Immediate Care Centers

COVID-19 Immediate Care Evaluation Updates. Learn More.

Northwestern Medicine is committed to reducing the risk of exposure to our patients and our staff to COVID-19 (coronavirus). As a result, if you have a fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms at this time, we ask that you schedule an electronic visit to connect directly with an Immediate Care Center healthcare provider.

Immediate care can be your first choice for receiving timely care and treatment for minor injuries and medical conditions. Board-certified physicians and healthcare providers deliver trusted care for your family, treating a variety of medical conditions in both adult and pediatric patients (six months and older), including minor injuries and illnesses.

All locations offer extended hours, are open 365 days a year, and no appointment is necessary. You can also check-in online to any of our convenient locations.


Immediate Care Center hours may vary by location. View all Immediate Care Centers below, or visit our emergency and immediate care online check-in page. If you are still uncertain about where to seek care for illnesses or injuries, understanding the difference between the emergency department and immediate care centers will guide you in the right direction.


Immediate Care Centers treat minor illnesses and injuries, minor accidents and skin problems, such as:

  • Abcesses
  • Allergies
  • Animal and Insect Bites
  • Asthma and Wheezing*
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Burns (Including Sunburn)
  • Common Colds*
  • Congestion*
  • Cough*
  • Cuts, Lacerations, Stitches (Sutures)
  • Dental Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Earaches
  • Extremity Fractures
  • Eye Pain
  • Fevers*
  • Flu (and Flu-Like Symptoms)*
  • Foreign Body In Eye, Ear, Nose or Vagina
  • Ingrown Nails
  • Irritations
  • Minor Nosebleeds
  • Mononucleosis
  • Nausea
  • Pink Eye
  • Poison Ivy And Poison Oak
  • Rash
  • School and Sports Physicals (Western Suburbs Only)
  • Sore Throat*
  • Sprains and Strains
  • STDs (Diagnosis and Treatment)
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Womens Health Issues (Excluding Birth Control, PAP test)
  • Wound Infections

*If you are experiencing fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms, we ask that you schedule an e-visit (electronic visit) to connect with an Immediate Care Center healthcare provider, or go directly to the Lavin Respiratory Evaluation Center (Chicago only) located at 259 E. Erie Street at Northwestern Medicine Lavin Family Pavilion.


Limited vaccinations are offered as part of a visit including:

  • Adacel
  • Flu Shots
  • Menactra (Western Suburbs Only)
  • Non-Preventive Tdap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)


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

  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Blood Sugar
  • Hemoglobin
  • Mononucleosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urine Dip Stick (Urine Culture)


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This phone number is for hours of operation and locations only. If this is an emergency, please call 911 or contact your primary care physician directly.
Hours vary on holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4 (Independence Day), Labor Day.