Nobody likes going to the emergency room. According to the CDC, the average wait time can be over an hour.
In Northwest Indiana, Midwest Express Clinic offers a reliable alternative for non-emergency illnesses and injuries. MEC has a staff of healthcare providers trained to diagnose problems, treat them professionally and do it all conveniently and quickly.
“We strive to get our patients in and out within the hour versus an emergency room, where they may be sitting in the waiting room alone for over an hour,” Kaitlyn Steinberg, FNP-BC, Director of Clinical Operations, said.
Northwest Indiana residents are never far from MEC. Locations are in Dyer, Crown Point, Schererville, Munster, Hammond and Merrillville and all offices are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. An office in Portage will open this winter.
The savings are also a big reason many patients turn to Midwest Express Clinic instead of the E.R.
“Cost is much less for an urgent care visit compared to the emergency room,” Steinberg said. “We accept most insurances, including Medicare, and offer discounted prices for self-pay patients.”
A full list of accepted insurance plans is available on MEC’s website.
Walk-in care is available for injuries like burns, broken bones or abdominal pain as well as illnesses like cold and flu, nausea or fever. Patients are encouraged to check in virtually at midwestexpressclinic.com but will never be turned away.
“Our staff is trained to perform laceration repairs. We can evaluate for multiple orthopedic injuries such as sprains, strains, fractures. All of our clinics have x-ray capabilities on site,” Steinberg said.
Midwest Express Clinic is also a convenient choice for family care, women’s health, lab testing, immunization and most other patient needs.