Immediate Care Centers
With 24 convenient locations across Chicagoland, Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers are located close to where you live and work, offering both walk-in visits and virtual visits to better serve you and your family.
Unsure if Immediate Care is right for you? Our Symptom Checker can point you in the right direction.
Reservations and Online Check-In for an In-Office Visit
To allow for physical distancing, preregistration for an Immediate Care Center visit is strongly encouraged.
Reserve your time for an Immediate Care Center visit below. Once you have reserved your visit time, you will receive a call from the Immediate Care Center Registration team to update your personal and insurance information.
When You Arrive at the Immediate Care Center
Please remain in your vehicle (or remain outside the building if you walked or used other transportation). Contact the Registration team by following the instructions provided in the preregistration text message. See below for locations.
- You will be notified by text message or phone call when it is time for you to enter the Immediate Care Center for your visit.
- Please remember to practice physical distancing and remain 6 feet from others.
- As you enter, you will be provided with a face mask. You will be required to wear this NM-provided mask while in the Immediate Care Center.
Virtual Visits Available
A virtual visit allows you to talk with an Immediate Care physician or advanced practice provider over the phone or video chat rather than having an in-person visit. Immediate Care virtual visits are available from 8am until midnight. A virtual visit might be right for you if you need care for any of the following:
- Cough and cold symptoms
- Sore throat
- Minor injuries and accidents
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Pink eye
- Flu symptoms
- Sinus pain
- Lower back pain
- Urinary tract infection*
*Patients may be asked to be seen in office.
Virtual visits are offered for patients six years and older. Your physician or advanced practice provider may still require an in-office visit for your child if a physical evaluation is needed.
All Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers except for Mokena will offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination for first, second and third doses, as well as booster vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccinations are offered Tuesday through Saturday.
*COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are not available at Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers in Lake Bluff, Lincoln Square and Mokena.
Limited vaccinations are offered as part of a visit including:
- COVID-19 Vaccination (Ages 12 and Older)
- 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
- Urine Dip Stick (Urine Culture)
Current walk-in wait times are estimated.