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Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care River North

Imaging Services, Immediate Care, Laboratory Services, Primary Care

Call 312.694.CARE (2273)

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635 N. Dearborn St.
Suite 100
River North, IL 60611
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Hours of Operation

8:00 am–7:45 pm*
8:00 am–7:45 pm*
8:00 am–7:45 pm*
8:00 am–7:45 pm*
8:00 am–7:45 pm*
8:00 am–7:45 pm*
8:00 am–7:45 pm*


No appointment? No problem. Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care at River North provides care when you need it, without a trip to the emergency department. River North is staffed by licensed physicians who are trained to evaluate and treat a variety of medical conditions in both adult and pediatric patients. We treat minor illnesses, minor accidents and skin conditions. We also offer vaccinations, X-rays, lab orders and tests.

Please note: If your child under the age of six months is experiencing a high fever, we recommend you contact your child’s primary care physician.

Online Check-In and Appointments

If you make an appointment at Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care, we will do our best to see you when you arrive. However, patients with more serious medical issues may be seen first.

All clinics offer care for minor illnesses and injuries. No appointment is necessary, and walk-in services are always available. Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers do not treat patients younger than six months of age.

Please enter your legal name when making a reservation. Only one patient is allowed per reservation.


Limited street parking is available Monday–Friday. Public transportation is best.


Bus route with stops near the River North office include:

  • #22 Clark
  • #36 Broadway
The Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line stops at Grand Avenue, a few blocks from the River North office. For specific connection information, please contact the Regional Transportation Authority at 312.836.7000 or visit the Chicago Transportation Authority* website.

Limited metered street parking is available.


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.

Below are some of the more common conditions we'll treat at the clinic:

Minor illnesses: 

  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Colds
  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Fever
  • Flu or flu-like symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Pink eye
  • Sinus infection
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infection

Minor accidents:

  • Animal bites
  • Bee/insect/spider bites
  • Cuts/lacerations
  • Foreign body in eye, ear or nose
  • Burns, including sunburn
  • Sprains/strains
  • Sutures

Skin problems: 

  • Athlete's foot
  • Irritations
  • Poison ivy/oak
  • Rash
  • Sunburn
  • Warts


Vaccinations are offered only as part of an office visit and required before being administered:

  • Non-preventive Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Flu (seasonal)

Lab orders, tests and X-rays:

Lab orders, tests and X-rays are provided as part of an office visit and evaluation by the physician.

The following tests are performed in our on-site laboratory:

  • Blood sugar (diabetes)
  • Flu
  • Quick strep
  • Pregnancy
  • Spirometry (lung function)
  • Urine dip stick

Any other tests that the physician orders will be sent to the laboratory at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Your results will be shared with you and your primary care physician as soon as they are available. Some laboratory tests take longer than others, and it may be several days before results are available.

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Hours vary on holidays: Thanksgiving, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4 (Independence Day), Labor Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve. Closed on Christmas Day. Please call to confirm.