How does OrthoIllinois Injury Express Work?

Posted on: April 29th, 2021 by Dr. Pradeep N. Raju

When injuries happen, you want care that’s easy to access, alleviates pain or discomfort as much as possible, and includes follow-up instructions that make sense.

Those are exactly the goals of our OrthoIllinois Injury Express clinics in Algonquin, McHenry and Rockford. These clinics are open for immediate, walk-in injury needs with expanded hours (daytime and evening hours) six to seven days a week.

Injury Express is for children and adults who experience sports injuries no matter what the season is, the weekend warriors who are nursing an overuse injury from too much yard work or gardening, and for people living with chronic pain or arthritis that’s keeping them up at night or during a particularly bad flare-up.

Those are just a few examples of why people choose Injury Express for their care. Here are more answers to common questions about our OrthoIllinois Injury Express clinics.

What does Injury Express treat?

The most common reasons people come to see us at Injury Express are for sprains, strains, fractures, cuts and scrapes, work and sports injuries, or painful issues that aren’t getting better.

That means you can come to see us for new or urgent injuries, or you can visit us if your neck, back, shoulder, hand, knee, or foot pain is nagging or not getting any better. Our Injury Express clinics are staffed by our high-quality orthopedic and musculoskeletal specialists, physician assistants, nurses, and technicians.

Your visit will include an exam and assessment of your injury and pain level. If imaging is needed, you’ll have easy access to X-ray or MRI during the same visit. We can do casts and splints, fit you for a walking boot or crutches, and provide pain injections.

How does Injury Express work?

You can walk right in to Injury Express if you’re injured or need to be seen for ongoing issue that isn’t getting better. You can even reserve a walk-in time online.

Our OrthoIllinois Injury Express clinics specialize in injuries, and patients have the same access to the high-quality bone and joint care they’ve come to expect from our OrthoIllinois doctors who subspecialize in treating the neck and back; shoulder; hand, wrist and elbow; hip; knee; and foot and ankle.

If follow-up care is needed, you’ll be linked with the proper information for next appointments and care instructions. In some cases, our urgent care specialists will continue to see patients for their follow-up care. Our sports medicine specialists work with many of the local schools, which allows for even more comprehensive care when injuries happen.

The Algonquin and Rockford Injury Express clinics are open seven days a week, and our McHenry Injury Express clinic is open six days a week. All locations have daytime and evening walk-in hours available.

Is Injury Express covered by insurance?

Yes, Injury Express is covered by most insurance plans. It’s also affordable, as it’s considered more like an office visit rather than a visit to the emergency room. Be sure to bring your insurance card to your appointment.  The Injury Express walk in service is not available for self-pay and uninsured patients.

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