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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the 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 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.