Thank you Northwestern Medicine for providing immediate care. I called my Northshore doctor’s office for a same day appointment for a cough and severe sore throat. I was told they would not see me in the office with those symptoms, try immediate care. After being turned away from one NorthShore facility at 12:30 pm because they were not taking anymore patients that day, I tried another one that had a five hour wait. I visited Northwestern’s immediate care center and was seen within 90 minutes, tested for covid, flu and strep and sent home with a prescription for antibiotics because of my positive strep test. Without Northwestern’s facility, I would have had a miserable evening and possibly gone to an emergency department as I was barely able to speak with my sore throat. I know all care centers are seeing record numbers of patients this time of year, but Northwestern Medicine is doing a great job.