MELROSE PARK, Ill. – Gottlieb Memorial Hospital is opening a new health center designed around the needs of patients in the Near West suburbs. The Gottlieb Center for Immediate Care at River Forest, 7617 W. North Ave., is part of the Loyola University Health System. Physicians from both the Loyola Maywood and the Gottlieb Melrose Park campuses will care for patients at the nearly 10,000-square-foot facility.
“Patients will have easy access to immediate-care services as well as comprehensive health care right in their own neighborhood,” said Trish Cassidy, president of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. “Many of our physicians live in Oak Park and River Forest and are delighted to have a center close to their homes, where they can practice and take care of their neighbors."
Loyola physicians will start to offer care in orthopaedics and podiatry on Feb. 6 and immediate care services on Feb. 13. Primary-care physicians and obstetricians/gynecologists will begin caring for patients at the River Forest center in spring 2012.
Loyola physicians will work in close partnership with referring physicians, who can send patients to River Forest for immediate care, consultations, tests and imaging services.
Loyola’s immediate-care physicians will care for minor illnesses and injuries, including sprains, fevers, infections and allergic reactions.
Loyola’s orthopaedic and podiatry experts at River Forest will provide comprehensive treatment for a full range of services, including fractures, joint replacement, pediatric orthopaedics, spine surgery and sports medicine.
The Gottlieb Center for Immediate Care at River Forest will be open:
10 a.m. to 10 p.m., weekdays
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends and holidays, except Christmas Day
The Gottlieb Center will also offer the following convenient outpatient services, with no appointment needed:
X-ray: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., weekdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends
Laboratory: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., weekdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends
Appointments can be scheduled for CT scans:
10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., weekdays
The Gottlieb Center for Immediate Care medical staff office offers free parking and WiFi.
For more information about the Gottlieb Immediate Care Center at River Forest, please call (708) 681-3200.