Physicians Immediate Care


Frequently Asked Questions

No. All of our urgent care clinics are “no appointment needed.” To minimize your wait by joining the line before arriving, or picking a time later that day that works best for you, use our Urgent Care Pass.

Yes, we do offer primary care services at our Old Town and Lincoln Park-Clybourn locations.

The average visit at one of our urgent care locations takes about one hour.  However, the wait times at an urgent care can occasionally be unpredictable due to the services being provided. The severity of each patient’s sickness or injury differs making some encounters longer than others and also forces the medical staff to triage patients based on their medical needs if we have a trauma patient that requires immediate attention.

The cost of a visit to the emergency room or an urgent care center can vary based on where you are geographically, whether you are in-network or out of network, and which location you visit.

For non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, urgent care centers can typically offer substantial cost savings over a visit to the ER. Some insurance companies have estimated that an in-network urgent care visit can cost up to 80% less than an ER visit.

Click here for more information on the cost of an urgent care visit.

The cost of your visit depends on what services are required to diagnose your illness, assess the severity of your injury or treat your condition. The average cost for a basic visit can be between $140 and $275, but the amount you pay depends on your insurance. Most health plans require you to make a co-payment at the time of service and some plans may have an annual deductible. If you don’t have insurance, we offer simple, straightforward pricing and treat a variety of injuries and illnesses at set rates. Payment in full is required at the time of service, and we accept cash, personal check or credit card.

Depends on the injury or illness. When an injury or illness is serious but not life threatening choose urgent care. For more severe or life threatening conditions visit the ER. If you’re not sure how severe your injury or illness may be, then you may want to consult with the ER first.

Please bring your primary insurance card, secondary insurance card (if you have one) and the policyholder’s name, date of birth and Social Security number.

We participate with most major health insurance plans and are able to bill them directly. Visit our insurance page for a detailed list. If you have an HMO plan, please be sure to check with your insurance company or us first.

Urgent Care Pass helps make your visit even easier. Next time you need us, you can minimize your wait by joining the line before arriving or picking a time later that day that works best for you.

We treat most injuries and illnesses: everything from fevers, fractures and allergic reactions to lacerations, burns and broken bones.

Some of the vaccines we offer are Hepatitis B, flu shots, MMR, Tetanus, Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis, and Chickenpox.

Come into Physicians Immediate Care for STD testing.  We offer STD Testing Services at a low self-pay pricing cost of $290.  This is a comprehensive 10 Test Panel for common STDs. Note that it is possible to have an STD and not experience symptoms, or perhaps only mild symptoms that can be mistaken for other conditions.  We urge our sexually active patients to be tested regularly.

Paying with a credit card is safe, green and easy which is why we always ask for your card at check-in if you have insurance. At the time of your visit, our staff will authorize your card and if any balance is due after your insurance pays, we will notify you before charging the card.

Yes, we will! We offer a variety of the most commonly prescribed medications on site. We do not bill insurance for prescriptions, but we do accept cash and major credit cards.

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