IMMEDIATE CARE CENTER – a new idea starting in 1981.
Immediate Care Center – the Doctor is IN started as a concept in 1981 in Greenwood, Indiana. Unity Physician Group and now Aberdeen Ventures, Ltd. opened the Schererville Immediate Care Center in June 2003 using the same policies, procedures and patient oriented, friendly practices that have made these ICCs a leader in urgent care services and patient satisfaction for now 32 years.
The Schererville ICC became a nationally Certified Urgent Care, Level 1, the highest level, in 2011, only the second in Indiana recognized by the Urgent Care Association of America. In January 2014, there were only 3 other Certified Centers in all of Indiana and no others in NW Indiana. We continue to meet these high standards and assure that every patient is ALWAYS seen by a physician specialist in urgent care - we do not employ nurse practitioners or physician assistants to provide patient care. We were recertified September 15, 2014, and again June 9th, 2017, as a Level I. Urgent Care Facility - the highest honor.
We are not affiliated with a particular hospital system assuring that our patients receive quality care and, if necessary, referral to facilities and physicians that they choose. If they do not have a choice, we will select the referral physician that will best meet their needs. We interact with physicians throughout NW Indiana and the south suburbs of Chicago to assure that these physicians have access, with their patient’s permission, to the information that they need about their patients seen at the ICC without any restriction from the physician not being a part of a particular hospital medical staff.
Another benefit for the patient of the Immediate Care Center: the Doctor is IN's NOT being affiliated with a hospital - hospital urgent care centers are required by federal law to also charge a" facility fee" for each visit. Insurance will often NOT pay this extra charge, so you can save more at the Doctor is IN.
In addition, each patient seen at the Schererville ICC has direct, secure access to their own individual medical records through the internet and the Medical Portal on the ICC’s website available 24-hours a day.
Quality and efficient medical care always provided by physicians at reasonable prices.