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Urgent care at Home

Urgent Care at Home on Demand.

Vitality Urgent and Primary Care Provides on Demand Medical House Calls.

We bring desired Urgent Care Services to your doorstep at no additional cost.
Our innovative concept brings the medical provider to your door, usually in less than one hour.
We are committed to coming to you and treat all ages. We assess, evaluate and treat you for a variety of acute illnesses and injuries such as a sore throat, respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, nausea, vomiting, and lacerations. We can test for strep, mono, urine, and others home testing without you getting out of bed
Visit cost is the same as seeing your primary care provider in an office with normal primary care copay. We do not charge an additional fee for coming to you! We’ve also partnered with the leading health insurance companies to ensure that your care is covered under your current plan.
  • Parents who don’t want to wait hours in an emergency room or urgent care facility.
  • Caregivers who do not want spend time driving your sick children, elderly parents or yourself around. Let us help you prevent waiting long hours in illness infested waiting rooms.
  • Patients that would like to avoid taking time off work and prefer to be treated in the comfort of your own home after a busy day.
  • Individuals who are unable to make an appointment with their primary care provider within a suitable time-frame.
  • Those who want to pay less than the rates charged at most emergency room and urgent care centers.
  • Individuals who are too busy at home or work environment to take time away for a medical office visit.  We bring you Visiting Doctor or Nurse Nurse Practitioner at Home, hotel or anywhere.
  • Those who are too ill to visit your primary care provider office, who would prefer an immediate visit by a Visiting Doctor or Nurse Nurse Practitioner.
  • Those who would prefer not to be exposed to other patient’s germs or illnesses at a traditional doctor’s / urgent care or doctors office.
  • Travelers who are away from home for business or recreation and require medical treatment from a house call physician.
  • Elderly individuals who have difficulty traveling to or waiting in a doctor’s office.

WEEKEND AND AFTER-HOURS CARE:
(Schedule your house call on WEEKDAYS or WEEKENDS, 7 am – 12 am)

Urinary Tract Infection

How to Recognize the Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection is a UTI. It is caused by germs getting into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The urethra is a tube at the bottom of the bladder. Urine flows out of this tube. The germs enter the urethra and then spread in the bladder. Urinary tract infections are much more common in women.

Types of urinary tract infections

  • Bladder infection is when the lower urinary tract is infected.
  • Kidney infection is in the upper urinary tract.

Signs of Urinary Tract Infection

  • Pain during urination
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Urinating more frequently
  • Soreness over the bladder or lower abdominal muscles
  • Strong odor
  • Cloudy Urine
  • Blood in urine

 Signs and symptoms that may indicate a further spread of infection to kidney or blood may present as:

  • Back pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
    If you have any of these symptoms, tell your healthcare provider right away. Kidney infections are serious. They need to be treated promptly.

How can UTIs be prevented?

After a bowel movement or after urinating, wipe from front to back.
Wash the skin around the anus and the genital area.
Avoid using douches, powder, and deodorant sprays.
Drink plenty of fluids (including water) to flush bacteria out of your urinary system.
Empty your bladder as soon as you feel the urge or about every 2–3 hours.
Try to empty your bladder before and after sex.
Wear underwear with a cotton crotch.

Treatment or Urinary Tract Infections

If you are experiencing any common symptoms of UTIs or suspect you may have a UTI, your best course of action is to get a urine test with Vitality Urgent and Primary Care. Our team will help assess the seriousness of the infection and, if necessary, prescribe an appropriate course of antibiotics. This will keep the infection from spreading to the kidneys, where it can become serious or even life-threatening.

Vitality Urgent and Primar Care House Calls are open extended hours seven days a week, 365 days a year, making it easy and convenient to get help for a wide range of women’s health needs. Simply call schedule an appointment online and our team member well be seeing you in 1 hour.

About Vitality Urgent and Primary Care

Vitality Urgent and Primary Care sends Medical Care to your home in Illinois. We provide a broad range of acute/episodic and preventive health care services 365 days per year. Vitality Urgent and Primary Care also provides successfully treated more than a million patients since the opening in 2013, and is one of the largest Mobile House Calls operators in Illinois. For more information about the services, hours of operation, insurance and prices http://www.vitalityforeverhealthcare.com/

Is it already the Influenza (Flu) season?

Is it already the Influenza (Flu) season?

Influenza, or flu, is an infection caused by the influenza virus. It affects your throat, breathing tube, and lungs (the respiratory system). It spreads from a person who is sick to some other person from close contact. Flu may cause rapid onset of:

  • Fever over 100.4°F (38°C)
  • Chills
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat Tiredness
  • Throwing up

How Does the Flu Differ From the Common Cold?

Flu and the common cold are very similar, but the flu is like the common cold on steroids. Even in a healthy adult, influenza can become life-threatening due to various complications such as:

  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Heart problems

A cold, on the other hand, tends to be milder and less likely to cause serious complications. Simply put, when you have the flu, you will feel much worse. For most individuals, the flu symptoms start to disappear in about five to seven days after illness onset.

How to prevent or fight the Flu?

  • Keep your hands away from your nose, eyes, and mouth
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers also work to kill the virus.
  • Do not get too close (kissing, hugging) to people who are sick.
  • Do not share cups, food, drinks, or silverware with anyone who is sick.
  • Get a flu shot each year.
  • If you think that you may have flu call your health care provider to inquire about early initiation of antiviral therapy.

The Bottom Line

When you’re dealing with symptoms of Flu-Like symptoms and you want a quick relief of your symptoms. While there are plenty of things you can do yourself to help your body heal and prevent further infections, the best course of action is usually to have an evaluation by a medical professional and possible prescription of anti-viral medication. If you don’t relish the thought of taking time out of your day to sit in a germy waiting room, order urgent care visit to your home and relax at home instead!

 

Smith Carolina, Arlington-Heights (Google)

Google Reviews for Urgent Care Used the medical house call for my elderly mother and myself. We were sick and did not feel like going to the emergency room. The experience with the provider was excellent. The Nurse Practitioner that was taking care of us was really nice and informative about the plan of care. Greatly recommend for anybody in need of urgent medical attention.

Elianora Mekler, Schaumburg (Google)

Google Reviews for Urgent Care Thank you Vitality HouseCalls! The service is great. Rod was very courteous and did an excellent job of coming to our house to treat my husband who could not get out of bed. He had exceptional bedside manners and provided us with the first dose of medications so we did not have to travel to pharmacy at night. It was a very positive experience in otherwise stressful situation.

J P. ( Yelp)

I used this service for a severe sinus infection that would not go away. I needed to get looked at on a Saturday, so it was very convenient to have Vitality Mobile Urgent Care come to my home. The Doctor even called me the next day (which I did not expect) to check up on how I was feeling. I needed a change in antibiotics and she called it right away into my pharmacy! The fee was the same I would have paid anywhere else and much lower than an ER visit. Thanks, Vitality Mobile Urgent Care!

Artem S. ( Yelp)

The medical house calls service is amazing. We used the service at least three times due to convenience. It is easier than conventional urgent care and less expensive than most regular doctors visits. The visit usually lasts about 30 minutes and the doctor is very calm and attentive. We will definitely use the service again.

Galina T., Rosemont ( Yelp)

I was visiting Chicago area for work and staying at Rosemont. After eating and in a local restaurant I develop some kind of stomach sickness and needed urgent medical attention. I was not sure where to go or what to do, so I googled urgent care and was pleasantly surprised to find the service they provided. I was seen within 1 hour, right in my hotel room. The medical provider was very attentive, he examined me and quickly diagnosed me with a stomach virus. I was planning to go to the local emergency room and the medical house call service definitely save me time and money. thank you.

Aleksandr K. ( Yelp)

I was suffering from a bad sinus infection on Sunday and contemplating about going to emergency room. Saw multiple yelp reviewed for medical house calls and thought to give it a try. Scheduling appointments were really easy, i was seen in about 1 hour. The doc asked me multiple questions about my health and current symptoms. He was able to accurately diagnose the problem and send electronic prescription. He even gave me his personal phone to call for any questions. Follow up call 2 days later was greatly appreciated.

Allergies Vitality urgent and primary care

Allergies – Nose, Eyes, Skin or Other

What are allergies?

  • An allergy is when your body’s immune system overreacts to something that you eat, drink, breathe or touch.
  • Allergies may cause symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, itchy red skin or hives, cough or wheezing, sore throat, sneezing, or even upset stomach.
  • People can have an exaggerated allergic response that may lead to swollen lips, tongue, throat, mouth, chest pain, tightness or difficulty breathing.

 Treatment

  • Treatment for allergies depends on your symptoms and often can be managed conservatively by using nasal sprays, eye drops, oral antihistamine medications and eliminating triggers.
  • If home treatment fails to yield desired results than an evaluation by the medical provider may be necessary to avoid complications.

The Button line

When you’re dealing with symptoms allergy-like symptoms, you want a quick relief of your symptoms. While there are plenty of things you can do yourself to help your body to adapt to the allergen, the preferred course of action is usually to have an evaluation by a medical professional. There are multiple medication medications that may help patients to control and lessen their allergy symptoms.If you don’t want to take time out of your day to sit in a germy waiting room, order urgent care visit to your home and relax at home instead!

We provide urgent care services for adults, children, and infants. Simple at-home urgent care is often all you need. Simply give us a call to schedule a time and location that’s convenient and time convenient for You,