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October 18, 2012
Can't Find Time for a Flu Shot? Loyola's Got You Covered
Loyola University Health System Immediate Care Centers Provide Flu Shots
To better meet the needs of our busy patients and improve health in our communities, Loyola University Health System’s Immediate Care facilities are offering flu shots to patients without appointments.
“People often have a hard time finding time in their busy schedules to add one more thing, but they have even less time to get sidelined by the flu,” said Beatrice Probst, MD, medical director of Loyola’s immediate care network.
“Symptoms from the flu can last 7-10 days and no one has time for that, so we are making flu shots available in our Immediate Care locations without having to make an appointment."
Symptoms of the flu can be severe and even life-threatening. People who are most vulnerable are adults 65 and older, individuals with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women and young children ages 6 months to 4 years. Still, everyone should get a flu shot to protect themselves and those they love.
Loyola University Health System Immediate Care centers are open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on weekends and holidays. (Except for Christmas Day)
Loyola University Health System Immediate Care Centers are at:
Gottlieb Center for Immediate Care at River Forest
7617 W. North Ave.
River Forest, Ill.
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, Ill.
Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, Ill.
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.