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Urgent Care Specialist

Southwest Urgent Care

Southwest Urgent Care

Internal Medicine & Urgent Care located in Chicago, Evergreen Park, IL & Oak Lawn, IL

If you are in an emergency situation consider our urgent care solution. At Southwest Urgent Care, our staff provides a quick stop care service for individuals or families from in and around Evergreen, Illinois.

Urgent Care Q&A

When Should I Go to Urgent Care?

These services treat urgent medical issues which aren’t very serious. For more severe injuries or serious conditions involving preventative services, call the office to arrange an office visit ahead of time. For medical emergencies including shortness of breath, dangerous injuries, and chest pains, patients should go to the ER right away. Patients would go to an urgent care clinic for:

  • Rash
  • Bad cough
  • Earache
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Moderate injury or accident

What is the Difference Between Urgent Care or to an Emergency Room?

The main reason that patients should seek urgent care is for illnesses, injuries, or conditions that need immediate medical care. Some issues may require a visit to the emergency room instead of urgent care. So what is the difference between the two? At our urgent care facility, we offer treatment for conditions that aren’t life-threatening but that need treatment quickly. Examples of reasons to go to urgent care include a fever without a rash, sore throat, or ear pain, persistent diarrhea, or pain when you urinate. A sprained ankle, a shallow cut, or poison ivy are other reasons. If you have a more serious condition, such as a broken bone or third-degree burns, you would want to choose an ER. An emergency room is connected to a hospital where doctors and nurses can provide more extensive care.

What Should I do When I Arrive at Urgent Care?

When you come into the clinic for an urgent matter, speak to the receptionist make sure that the issue being dealt with is not something that needs emergency attention. When you speak to the receptionist or nurse, describe all symptoms in detail. The will help the nurse or receptionist decide if you need to go to the hospital or if you can stay at the clinic and wait until the physician is available. This information also helps the doctor to prepare to treat your illness or condition.

Southwest Urgent Care accepts most PPO plans. For any insurance/billing related questions, please contact our office.

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