Acute Care at NorthShore
Acute care is the opposite of chronic care as in patients receive active but short-term treatment for an unexpected illness, injury or urgent medical condition. In other words, acute care is any type of visit that needs immediate medical attention for a temporary condition that can be successfully treated.
NorthShore ensures patients have the ability to be seen and treated by offering same day appointments and accepting walk-in patients. The Portage and Lake Station clinics also have urgent care doctors staffed from 8:30am to 9:00pm to allow for treatment of these last minute or unexpected needs for a visit with a doctor.