Thursday, May 28, 2015

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.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part 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. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At 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 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago 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.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.