UChicago Medicine 24-Hour urgent care centers are designed to address the need for fast, efficient, quality, lower-level emergency care—seven days a week.
Urgent care offers emergency medical care by registered nurses and physicians without an appointment. Urgent care is appropriate emergency care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. This is not intended to replace your primary care doctor, but to provide patients with alternatives for emergencies when doctor's offices are closed, and when a hospital's main emergency department is not needed.
Each urgent care center is equipped with on-site laboratories, X-ray, CT and MRI capabilities, assuring prompt diagnosis, evaluation and treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our urgent care is a lower-level emergency department that is designed to treat patients with non-life threatening illnesses or injury. At our locations, we treat sprains, bruises, broken bones, respiratory infections, bronchitis, eye injuries, flu symptoms, sore throats, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,ear aches, and minor injuries, including cuts and burns.
Our staff is trained to treat every member of the family, from newborns through older adults. And families with children will be comforted to know that our medical experts are specially trained to address a number of injuries and illnesses commonly seen in children, such as respiratory illnesses, diarrhea and vomiting, school yard injuries such as scrapes, sprains and broken bones.
* If you or a family member is experiencing a potentially life-threatening condition – such as chest pain or difficulty breathing – call "911" for ambulance transportation to the nearest hospital emergency department.
Should your condition actually be more serious than you anticipated, the staff at our 24-hour centers are trained in advanced life support and can stabilize patients. With dedicated transfer systems already in place, we quickly get patients to facilities where they can receive care appropriate for their condition.
Our urgent care centers were designed to address the need for fast, efficient, quality care — 24 hours and 7 days a week in 3 different locations.
Any recommended medical follow-up is always referred to your own primary-care physician. If you don't already have a doctor, we'll be happy to help you find one.