Newmed Immediate Care
Immediate Care & Primary Care Practice ocated in Rolling Meadows, IL
When you or your family requires urgent medical care, the quality of the provider can make all the difference. Led by Dr. Ruchir Thakkar, the knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate team at Newmed Immediate Care is here to help the people of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, when this need arises. While we appreciate a call ahead of your arrival, it’s not necessary. We promptly accommodate walk-in patients with urgent needs. Not sure whether you need primary, urgent, or emergency medical care? Read on to learn more about the role of urgent care, so you can make an informed decision about your health.
What is Urgent Care?
Urgent care is here to help when you have medical needs that need attention within 24 hours but do not require emergency services. Urgent care can treat both illnesses and injuries, depending on the severity. In the middle of any medical issue, it can be difficult for people to determine whether they need emergency or urgent care services.
As a rule of thumb, an emergency is when the person’s life is definitely in danger or could be in danger if he or she does not receive medical intervention as quickly as possible. On the other hand, an urgent situation is one that may become emergent without medical treatment, but the patient isn’t in immediate danger.
Urgent Care vs. Primary Care Physician vs. Emergency Room
Patients can receive care in one of three basic tiers of urgency: primary, urgent, and emergency care. Primary care focuses on the patient’s long-term health. Doctors may address acute concerns, chronic issues, or preventative measures. On the other end of the spectrum, emergency medical care provides life-saving services.
Urgent care splits the difference between primary and emergency care. When you can’t get in to see your primary care physician soon enough, but your life is not under immediate threat, urgent care can help. If you’re not sure whether your issue is something that urgent care can address, take a look at the list below or give us a call.
Conditions Urgent Care Can Treat
As an urgent care provider, Newmed Immediate Care is here to help the people of Rolling Meadows, Illinois with a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. We can help if you’re experiencing any of the following issues:
- Flu-like symptoms: fever, body aches, cough, and sore throat
- Mild infections, including urinary tract infections
- Asthma attacks and allergic reactions
- Unrecognized skin rashes and irritations
- Other common illnesses, such as pink eye, sinus infections, and strep throat
- Sprains and strains in the joints, such as a rolled ankle or sprained wrist
- Minor finger or toe fractures
- Other minor injuries from falls and slips
If the patient’s life is in immediate danger, go to an emergency room, not an urgent care provider.
Fully Equipped to Perform Medical Diagnostics
At Newmed Immediate Care, we can treat all of these issues and more because we are a fully-equipped urgent care provider. We aim to provide the best urgent medical care in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and the greater Chicago area. This means we have to be prepared for any case to come through our doors.
A few key features help us remain ready for your urgent needs:
- We recruited some of the best medical professionals in the Greater Chicago area
- You can find Newmed Immediate Care along all public transit routes
- We can many diagnostic tests in-office and keep our facility fully stocked
Is Urgent Care Covered by Insurance?
Most insurance plans cover urgent care needs. In most cases, policies cover urgent care differently than primary or emergency care. Typically, urgent care copays are slightly higher than primary care but significantly less costly than emergency rooms. We cover plans from many leading insurance providers, including:
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BCBS Community
- County Care
- Harmony Health Plan
- Meridian Health Plan
- Molina Healthcare
- Next Level Health
- United Health Care
If you have questions about whether we accept your health insurance, please give us a call at (847) 469-9649.