The Emergency Rooms are Overflowing Again! Urgent Care Can Help!

If you need care near the South Loop of Chicago, urgent care may provide help much faster than an emergency room – and it could be safer, also. Many hospitals are filling up with COVID-19 patients again and waiting for care can take hours. In addition, waiting with so much exposure to other people could…

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Take Care of Your Health this Winter

The holiday period is a time for banishing the winter blues. Residents of Chicago take pride in decorating their homes, workplaces and public spaces to the delight of friends, family and visitors. Many will have missed out on visiting with loved ones recently, as travel restrictions and social distancing measures have taken their toll. Undoubtedly,…

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Urgent Care Without the ER?

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s common knowledge that hospitals are overrun with patients. Long waiting room waits are reported across the US. So, what do you do when you need emergent medical care without winding up in an overcrowded ER? Look no further than Clear Immediate Care for your urgent care needs. A Wellness…

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The Benefits of Urgent Care Centers

As much as we try to avoid them, sudden medical needs arise from time to time. If your condition is not serious enough for the emergency room, and your regular healthcare provider is unable to see you the same day, sometimes it can seem that reliable healthcare for unexpected situations is difficult to find. This…

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Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care: Where Should You Go?

There was a time when the emergency room was our only option for care outside of our primary care provider’s clinic. If it was after hours or if they didn’t have an appointment and the matter was more urgent, you headed to the closest ER. However, we now have urgent care clinics that can treat…

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Foot Fractures

Injury to the foot can occur at any time and determining whether it is a mild or serious injury can be tricky. When you have an injury to your foot with serious pain or discomfort, it is best to seek medical attention to identify the extent of the injury. Since the severity of a broken…

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Preventing Fall Injuries After Surgery

Far too many urgent care or emergency room visits occur after a patient is discharged from surgery and suffers a bad fall at home. This can due to unsteadiness from pain medication, nausea, weakness or simply trying to do too much too soon. While we can’t always prevent slip and fall injuries during your recovery,…

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Action Steps Against Asthma Attacks

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs and your ability to breathe. Both children and adults can suffer from this common condition. While asthma can be properly managed with medication, there is always a risk of an “asthma attack.” An asthma attack involves the sudden narrowing of airways, which often causes symptoms that…

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Signs Your Abdominal Pain Needs Immediate Attention

Is it gas or appendicitis? Abdominal discomfort is not always easy to diagnose on your own. When you have more than a mild “tummy ache” or the pain comes on suddenly, it can raise concern. Not all intense abdominal pain is serious. In fact, simple gas pains can produce significant discomfort for patients of all…

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When Allergies Need Urgent Care

Do you have an allergy? Whether it is a certain product, medication, food ingredient or environmental substance, many Americans suffer from allergies. In fact, according to the Allergies and Asthma Foundation of America (AAFA), allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. While not all allergens will cause life-threatening results,…

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