Northwestern Medicine opens new immediate care center in Lake Bluff

LAKE BLUFF, IL – Northwestern Medicine completed the opening of a comprehensive health center in Lake Bluff this month.

Comprised of family and emergency physicians from Lake Forest Hospital medical staff and part of Northwestern Medical Group, the center offers family physician appointments and an immediate care center with laboratory services and on-site imaging.

Hospital officials said the new facility will provide an alternative to waiting in an emergency room for people with non-emergency health conditions who still need to see a medical professional quickly.

Robin Zacher, director of operations at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, said Lake Bluff is differentiated from other immediate care centers by its staff of board-certified family and emergency medicine physicians and its laboratory capabilities. on the spot.

“Lake Bluff is one of the few venues truly designed and built from the ground up,” Zacher said. “And we recruited people to really start a program in this place, in this city.”

Northwestern Medicine officials opened the immediate care portion of an outpatient center earlier this month at 525 Rockland Road in Lake Bluff. (Northwest Medicine)

“We look forward to serving Lake Bluff and the surrounding communities, providing patients with high-quality, compassionate care close to where they live and work,” said Dr. Victoria Weston, medical director of immediate care at Northwestern. Medicine, in a press release.

The family medicine and primary care section opened in November 2021, while the immediate care part of the center opened on April 1, according to a spokesperson.

The center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 525 Rockland Road, Suite 102.

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