Can You Go to Urgent Care for a UTI?

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You may be surprised to learn that most cases of urinary tract infection aren’t severe enough to warrant an emergency room visit – but often the pain and discomfort they bring can certainly make it seem like they do. UTIs are among the most common infections in the US, afflicting over 3 million men and […]

Introducing Telehealth: Online Healthcare from Home

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For your safety and convenience, Physicians Immediate Care is now offering virtual healthcare appointments for residents of Illinois. Telehealth allows you to speak with a medical provider from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a laptop or mobile device with a webcam and an internet connection. Is Telehealth right for my […]

UTI or STD? How to Tell the Difference

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Reserve Your Telehealth Visit Frequent, urgent trips to the washroom along with lower abdominal pressure or pelvic pain and a burning sensation during urination could mean a urinary tract infection (UTI). However, it could also be a sexually transmitted disease (STD) like chlamydia or gonorrhea. Because UTIs share symptoms with some STDs, many people incorrectly […]

COVID-19 Information and Updates

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Now Testing All Patients with COVID-19 Symptoms. All patients need to be screened and examined in a Physicians Immediate Care clinic prior to being authorized for potential testing. Currently, we are unable to test for COVID-19 in Indiana. We hope we will be able to test in the near future and will announce that change when […]

How to know if you have a Sinus Infection or Cold

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When you have a cough, runny nose and fever, how can you tell whether it’s a cold or a sinus infection? You’ve likely heard the term “the common cold,” but probably not “the common sinus infection.” Keep that in mind: while colds happen frequently, acute bacterial sinus infections are much more infrequent, and usually occur […]

4 Ways Running Improves Your Health

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By late March most Midwesterners are looking for any excuse to get outdoors. With increasing temperatures, an extra hour of sunshine (on most days), and calmer climates, now is a great time to think about running your first race!  Whether you are a seasoned runner covering many miles, or a running novice, Springtime races are […]

Welcome NextLevel Health Members

If you are a NextLevel Health member, you do not need a referral to visit any one of our Chicago and surrounding area urgent care clinics.  There is no urgent care co-pay for NextLevel Health members. Between family, work, and an ever-growing to-do list, you have enough on your plate. When immediate illnesses and injuries […]

Flu Update for January 2020

Flu Season Update

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can be caused by several influenza virus strains. Symptoms of the flu usually appear abruptly, and include headache, cough, fever, chills, and body aches. Influenza can cause severe complications – especially in children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems – making it a serious public […]

Spotting a UTI in Children

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Reserve Your Telehealth Visit Spotting a UTI in Children A urinary tract infection is fairly simple to spot when you’re an adult; the symptoms tend to be painful, such as a burning sensation during urination and pressure in the abdomen or groin. Similarly, it’s easy to communicate those symptoms to your healthcare provider. Identifying a […]

What to Know About Pink Eye

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Are your eyes itchy, swollen, and pink? If so, you may be suffering from conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye. Pink eye is frequently associated with children, but it is a common problem for people of all ages. “Anyone can get pink eye, but preschoolers, schoolchildren, college students, teachers, and daycare workers are particularly at […]

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