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Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Sycamore

Immediate Care

Call 815.217.3252
1850 Gateway Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178
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Hours of Operation

7:00 am–6:45 pm*
7:00 am–6:45 pm*
7:00 am–6:45 pm*
7:00 am–6:45 pm*
7:00 am–6:45 pm*
7:00 am–6:45 pm*
7:00 am–6:45 pm*


Note: Last patient registration is 6:45 pm.

The Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care in Sycamore offers same day appointments for acute care/minor illnesses. The Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care in Sycamore is staffed by Doctors of Emergency Medicine of Illinois (DEMI).

Reservations and Online Check-in

Choose the Immediate Care Center visit type that works for you:

What happens during an e-visit?

When you make a reservation for an e-visit, our registration staff will call you to collect your name and insurance information. They will also ask if you would like to have a telephone visit or a video visit.

Shortly after your reservation time, your provider will call you for your telephone visit, or you will receive a text message with a link to start your video visit.

Below is a brief list of conditions that are appropriate for an e-visit:

  • Cough and cold symptoms
  • Allergies
  • Sore throat
  • Minor injuries or accidents
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Pink eye
  • Flu symptoms
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sinus pain
  • Lower back pain

What happens during an in-office visit?

You will be greeted at the door by a staff member. You will then be registered for an in-office visit.

Please note, if you are experiencing any symptoms of flu, including cough, fever or chills, you may be asked to change your appointment to an e-visit.

If you prefer an in-office visit, walk-ins are accepted. We are open for walk-in visits 365 days a year, from 8 am to 8 pm, with the last patient registration at 7:45 pm (holiday hours vary). However, if you would like to reserve a time slot, you may make a reservation to hold your time by clicking on the button that says, “In-office visit.”

All patients are required to wear a mask while in the office. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.

Below is a brief list of conditions that are appropriate for an in-office visit:

  • Abscesses
  • Animal and insect bites
  • Asthma and wheezing
  • Burns (including sunburn)
  • Cuts, lacerations and stitches (sutures)
  • Dental pain
  • Ear wax removal
  • Extremity fractures
  • Foreign body in eye, ear, nose, skin or vagina
  • Ingrown nails
  • Lower back pain
  • Minor nosebleeds
  • Rashes, including poison ivy and poison oak
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sexually transmitted infections (diagnosis and treatment)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Women's health issues (excluding birth control and Pap test)
  • Wound infections


Onsite parking is available for patients and visitors.


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.

Acute care for minor illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Cough, cold, flu, sinus infections
  • Sore throat, earache, headache
  • Pneumonia, bronchitis
  • Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
  • Abscesses, boils, rashes
  • Sprains, strains
  • Minor cuts, lacerations
  • Minor burns, rashes, stings or insect bites

PLEASE NOTE: Insurance can be billed, office co-pay required. Fee does not include the cost of lab testing, diagnostic imaging, procedures, medications or the need for an expanded visit.

Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine facilities offer access to world-class patient care across the greater Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.


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