Choosing a Primary Care Physician

When you choose the University of Chicago Medicine and UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial for primary care, you are receiving expert care for preventive health and routine checkups. You are also connecting with a world-renowned network of physician specialists who can help you and your loved ones with any medical issues that arise.

Your primary care physician (PCP) is your main health care provider and is involved in your short and long-term medical care. We have every type of primary care physician on staff:

Many of our clinics also employ nurse practitioners. As a result, you and your family can receive the primary care services that each of you needs across your lifetimes within our health system.

Our PCPs work side by side with any specialists you see to treat a disease or condition. Together, we will effectively co-manage your health and ensure that you receive comprehensive, coordinated care.

If you’re not sure which of our PCPs you should see, just ask. We can help you determine which PCP is the best choice for you and your health issue.

Primary Care Near Home

With our ever-expanding network across the greater Chicago region, UChicago Medicine and UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial offer several convenient locations for adult and pediatric primary care.

We provide:

  • Annual wellness exams and preventive screenings for men, women and children
  • Immunizations and developmental screenings for children
  • Onsite outpatient procedures and diagnostics
  • School and sports physicals
  • Care for urgent medical issues, such as upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, sprains and bronchitis
  • Care for common chronic conditions, such as diabetes, allergies, high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis, anxiety and depression

Many of our clinics also have onsite lab testing (e.g., blood sugar readings, urine analysis) so you can get your testing done at the same time you visit your physicians.

We recognize that some minor medical problems do not require an office visit. We encourage our patients to take advantage of our e-visit service to diagnose and treat urinary tract infections, coughs and other minor illnesses.

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Protect Yourself and Others from the Flu

UChicago Medicine offers flu shots for adults and children at several downtown, South Side and south suburban locations. Find a flu vaccination clinic near you.

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