Urgent Care Specialist

Cermak Immediate Care

Immediate Care & Primary Care Practice located in Cicero, IL, Roseland, IL, Little Village, IL, and North Lawndale, IL

The need for urgent care can arise at any time, and finding the best care can make a world of difference in the outcome. For people in Cicero and Roseland in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Ruchir Thakkar and his team at Cermak Immediate Care are a trusted urgent care resource. Don’t hesitate to call or come in for urgent care treatment, and begin a path back to being well. Walk-in visits are easily accommodated, so there’s never a need to book an appointment if you need swift medical care.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent care?

Urgent care is a model of medical services that fill a gap between emergency care and office visits with your primary doctor. If you have a medical issue that isn’t life-threatening, but you don’t think you can wait until you can get in to see your primary care doctor, then urgent care is a great option.

While urgent care is a great option for sudden afflictions, the following medical emergencies should be treated at an emergency room:

  • Shortness of breath or related heart attack symptoms
  • Sudden paralysis or related stroke symptoms
  • Moderate to severe burns
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Compound fractures
  • Seizures
  • Severe or traumatic injuries
  • Pregnancy complications

Emergency rooms are better equipped to deal with illness or injury that is severe or life-threatening.

What types of needs can urgent care handle?

Urgent care medical treatment can cover many different needs. Some of the more common complaints that bring men and women to urgent care include:

  • Fever
  • Flu symptoms
  • Minor fractures in fingers or toes
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Skin rashes
  • Asthma attacks
  • Falls
  • Sprains and strains
  • Mild to moderate digestive complaints
  • A severe sore throat or a cough

If you’re unsure whether your medical need is appropriate for an urgent care visit, you’re welcome to contact Cermak Immediate Care by phone for guidance on how to proceed.

What are the benefits of using urgent care?

Urgent care fills an important need that falls between emergency room care and the services available through your primary care physician. One of the biggest advantages to urgent care involves ease of access.

At Cermak Immediate Care you can walk in and be seen by a medical professional in a timely manner, without an appointment. That is a big benefit when an urgent care need arises outside of normal medical practice hours, or on weekends or holidays.

Another benefit of urgent care is the ability to find swift relief of symptoms outside of an emergency room setting. Far too many people go to the emergency room for issues that can be addressed in urgent care, and for far less expense.

It’s also important to note that emergency room staff treat issues in order of urgency, so you could find yourself waiting for a considerable length of time if you go in for a fever, sprain, or a sore throat.

At Cermak Immediate Care, you’ll find skilled, compassionate medical professionals standing by to assist you with a wide range of urgent care needs. You can book an appointment online or by phone, or simply come in for walk-in care.