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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Where to Go for Care

Choosing where to go for health care depends a lot on what you need care for and how sick or injured you are. This guide can help you get health care in the way that best fits your needs.

Choosing Where to Go for Care
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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.

Flu Vaccination Clinics

Virtual Video Visits

Your family’s health doesn’t stop being a priority, even when it's a challenge to leave the house. For your convenience and safety, we offer secure and easy virtual visits by video for most of your healthcare needs. 

Current Patients 

Log in to your MyChart account to choose from available times to book your virtual appointment instantly with a primary care or specialty care provider. 

New Patients 

Our real-time, online scheduling for video visits lets you choose from available times so you can book your virtual appointment instantly with a primary care or specialty care provider. 

Request an Appointment

The information you provide will enable us to assist you as efficiently as possible. A representative will contact you within one to two business days to help you schedule an appointment.

You can also make an appointment with our providers by:

Scheduling a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home

Requesting an online second opinion from our specialists

Filling out an online questionnaire (e-visit) to get a same-day diagnosis and treatment for common conditions.

To speak to someone directly, please call 1-888-824-0200. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.


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Our Primary Care Locations