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 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.
UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial locations in Flossmoor, Tinley Park and Calumet City offer Urgent Aid services. An Urgent Aid is an extension of the emergency department of Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, providing a lower level of emergency services than that provided by the hospital’s main emergency department.