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Gottlieb Immediate Care Center at River Forest to Open in February

Orthopaedics and Podiatry Care Available Feb. 6 and Immediate Care on Feb. 13

Editor's note: On May 1, Gottlieb Immediate Care Center at River Forest was renamed Loyola Center for Health at River Forest.

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. 

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

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