Same-Day Appointments

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If you’re feeling sick or have a minor injury and want to see a doctor that day, we can help.

Primary care physicians at Rush Oak Park are pleased to offer same-day appointments for both adults and children, to provide the care you and your family need, when you need it.

When you call for a same-day appointment, you will always be seen by one of our primary care doctors. Depending on availability, your appointment will either be at Rush Oak Park Hospital or at one of our off-site locations.

When are same-day appointments appropriate?

Same-day appointments are available for your non-life threatening illness, symptoms or injuries, including the following:

  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Flu
  • Minor lacerations
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains and strains

These appointments are not for routine care (e.g., annual exams, flu shots) or emergency care.

  • For routine care, please call (708) 660-4636 or go to to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.
  • For serious or life-threatening medical needs, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, stroke, severe pain or bleeding, please call 911 or seek immediate medical attention as soon as possible. The Rush Oak Park Hospital emergency room is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You don’t have to be a current patient to make a same-day appointment with our primary care physicians. Anyone can take advantage of this convenient service.

How to schedule a same-day appointment

To make a same-day appointment, call us at (708) 660-4636.

If you request a same-day appointment after 6:30 p.m. Monday – Friday or after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, your call will be returned the following business day after 8:30 a.m.