Immediate Care Clinic Opens in University Village
A new, after-hours Immediate Care Clinic staffed and run by the emergency department of the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System has opened in University Village.
The facility is designed to treat patients who need non-emergency medical attention for minor injuries, illnesses and immunizations.
“We can offer a much higher level of care than is commonly available with immediate care facilities,” said Dr. Elizabeth Orsay, associate professor and vice chair of emergency medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and medical co-director of the Immediate Care Clinic with Dr. John Zautcke, also associate professor of emergency medicine.
“Our staff is not only experienced emergency department advanced practice nurses, they have the full back-up and support of the University of Illinois Hospital emergency department, which is just a phone call away,” Orsay said.
The clinic is equipped to retrieve electronic health records or establish new ones, connect patients with primary care providers, and share records for patients already in the UI network, Orsay said. The clinic will soon be connected to the UI Hospital emergency department, which will allow emergency physicians to consult via video link.
“Many times you just need a quick look to resolve a question and save a trip to the emergency room,” Orsay said. “We can offer comprehensive care at a far more affordable price than a visit to an emergency department.”
The Immediate Care Clinic at 722 W. Maxwell St., second floor, will be open Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.; closed major holidays. Adults and children ages 12 and older are welcome. Patients don’t need an appointment.
For more information call (312) 355-0517. More information about the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, visit www.hospital.uillinois.edu