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COVID-19 Testing
IMPORTANT UPDATE: NorthShore is now reserving rapid PCR COVID-19 tests for symptomatic patients due to a global shortage of rapid test kits. Patients with COVID-19 symptoms will be evaluated by a physician or advanced care provider and then, if indicated, receive a rapid COVID-19 test. Patients who are asymptomatic or who suspect exposure to COVID-19 will receive a standard PCR COVID test, typically returning results within 24-72 hours. If you require a COVID-19 test, walk in to an Immediate Care Center or contact your pediatrician.

How can I get tested for COVID-19?

Are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
Have had contact with someone who has COVID-19 or someone who has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting results
Would like a COVID-19 test, without symptoms or exposure
(this may result in a $165 fee, if it’s not covered by insurance)
Visit any Northshore Immediate Care. Walk-in at any location or let us know you’re coming in advance, at select locations.

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Immediate Care Sites

NorthShore Immediate Care is dedicated to providing great care when you need it, without visiting an Emergency Room. Each site is equipped to serve your diagnostic needs with on-site lab and imaging services available, including access to same-day and conclusive COVID-19 and flu testing. Our physicians and Advanced Practice Providers are prepared to treat both adult and pediatric patients, every day* for the following medical conditions:

  • Abscess
  • Allergy
  • Animal/Insect bites
  • Asthma
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Burns
  • Cold, congestion
  • COVID-19
  • Diarrhea
  • Eye injuries
  • Flu
  • Foreign body in eye, ear, nose
  • Headaches
  • Pink eye
  • Skin issues - irritations, poison ivy/oak, dermatitis
  • Sprains/strains
  • Sutures – cuts and lacerations
  • Symptomatic STDs
  • UTI

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Orthopaedic Immediate Care

NorthShore Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine physicians know your injuries, symptoms and conditions can require immediate care, which is why we offer convenient, same-day visits for all of your orthopaedic concerns. Ligament and tendon injuries, muscle tears, fractures—we cover every orthopaedic issue. The locations have on-site radiology, casting, durable medical equipment, and are staffed by board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians. No appointment is necessary.

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Sports-related Injuries
  • Injuries to neck/back

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Laboratory Services

NorthShore offers convenient, accessible and high quality laboratory services when and where you need them. Patients needing lab work can conveniently go to any of our centers for routine specimen collection such as blood, urine and throat cultures as ordered by their physician.

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Emergency Departments

Our emergency rooms are staffed with specialists board-certified in emergency medicine. Each location is equipped with a cardiac catheter lab to provide emergent cardiac intervention. Additionally, each of our emergency rooms offers a minimum of 4 Fast Track settings for minor injuries.

If you require emergency medical attention, please call 911 to access your local emergency services.

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Enhanced Telehealth powered by TytoCare

TytoCare is a handheld exam kit used to enhance the NorthShore video visit experience. This portable medical exam kit allows you to capture physical exam data, like heart and lung sounds or ear and throat pictures, and share it, using your smart device, with the NorthShore Immediate Care team from the comfort and safety of your home. Using this information, and other details provided during the visit, the team can make a diagnosis and offer a treatment plan, including prescriptions - if needed.

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NorthShore now provides great care even when you can’t make it to our office. Using our secure online portal, patients can consult with a doctor from home, or wherever they are. Visit NorthShoreConnect online, or download the app to initiate an evisit today if you’re experiencing one of the following conditions:

  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Red eye
  • Sinus problems
  • Urinary problems
  • Vaginal discharge/irritation
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

A NorthShoreConnect account is required to schedule an E-Visit. Not yet enrolled in NorthShoreConnect? Register Now.

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*NorthShore Immediate Care Centers are closed on major holidays, including New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. NorthShore Immediate Care Centers also close at 5:00pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. eVisit services are available on holidays, visit NorthShoreConnect online or download the app to initiation an evisit. For medical issues requiring immediate in-person attention on these days, please visit your nearest emergency room.