Immediate Care Clinic in Joliet, IL
Do you need immediate care? You have come to the right place! Talk to our team of healthcare professionals today at Internal Medicine and Family Practice about our immediate care services. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 1719 Glenwood Ave Joliet, IL 60435. We welcome walk-ins!
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When people get sick or injured, they have several options for getting medical care. It can be confusing to know which option is the best one though. Immediate care is similar to a walk-in clinic in that it provides medical attention to patients who need to see a doctor immediately for a condition that is not considered to be life-threatening. For life-threatening injuries or illnesses, people need to get themselves to a hospital emergency room for the care they need.
Immediate care doesn’t require patients to make an appointment, instead, they are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. While immediate care can take care of a wide range of medical concerns, they are not intended to treat emergencies. They are also often limited to the diagnostic equipment they have on hand, so may not be able to treat serious conditions. Serious conditions can be better evaluated, diagnosed, and treated through urgent care, as long as the condition isn’t life-threatening.
Immediate care is able to evaluate, diagnose and provide treatment to patients suffering from minor medical ailments. Life happens at all hours of the day, meaning that medical concerns will arrive outside of most people’s primary care physician’s hours that require immediate, non-emergency, and non-urgent attention. Internal Medicine and Family Practice provides immediate care to a wide range of minor injuries and illnesses such as minor cuts, sore throat, flu, ear infections, cough, fever, sinus infections, rashes, and a wide range of other issues.
They are not equipped to handle life-threatening medical emergencies though. People may choose to visit an immediate care center for medical attention when they have fallen ill or sustained an injury outside of their primary care physician’s regular office hours or if they are unable to get into their doctor in a reasonable amount of time to get checked. This means immediate care centers typically keep extended hours during the week, operating into the evening, and are open to see patients over the weekend.
One of the main benefits of immediate care is that patients do not require an appointment in order to be seen by a doctor or trained medical professional. Immediate care centers operate on a walk-in basis so that patients are seen, treated, and sent on their way quickly and efficiently.
Through an immediate care center, patients will still receive top medical care, without the extended time spent in a waiting room or having to wait several days to get an available appointment with their family doctor. Some immediate care centers may offer appointments for patients who do want to have a confirmed time so they can make their visit as quick as possible, however, an appointment is not required. Illnesses and injuries can happen at any time, without warning, and immediate care gives people an option for receiving medical attention when these instances happen.
In Joliet IL, immediate care is available through Internal Medicine and Family Practice. We provide patients in and around the Joliet area with a wide range of medical services, including walk-in immediate care. People can also choose to book an appointment to be seen by one of our trained medical professionals if that is more convenient for them, however, appointments aren’t required.
Dr. Shahid Masood, MD, and the rest of the team at Internal Medicine and Family Practice have a wide range of knowledge, as well as many years of experience, in internal and family medicine to treat a wide range of medical concerns in patients of all ages. If you require immediate care, you can find us at 1719 Glenwood Ave Joliet IL, where we will ensure you get the proper diagnosis and treatment to get you feeling better. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 1719 Glenwood Ave Joliet, IL 60435. We welcome walk-ins! We serve patients from Joliet IL, Manhattan IL, Channahon IL, Bolingbrook IL, Naperville IL, Lockport IL, Romeoville IL, and Plainfield IL.