Friday, February 8, 2013

No Appointment Needed for Immediate Care at Homer Glen

It never fails that illness strikes just after your doctor's office closes. You could spend time debating about a trip to the emergency room. Or, you could visit Loyola University Health System's Immediate Care Center in Homer Glen.

Located within the Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen, the immediate care center offers reduced costs and a quicker response time compared to an emergency room visit. Additionally, Loyola's immediate care center also offers services not available in many primary care physicians' offices, such as radiology facilities for the diagnosis of minor fractures, and minor procedure rooms for the treatment of lacerations and cuts.

Loyola's Immediate Care Center offers after-hours walk-in care for health problems such as colds, flu, allergies, mild to moderate asthma, fever, sprains, fractures, minor burns and lacerations. If you don't have a primary care physician for follow-up treatment, you will be able to get a referral to one at Loyola.

About Loyola University Health System

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. 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 one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.