Convenient Care clinic providers and staff will occupy the suite on the first floor of the outpatient center, originally the location of a second Convenient Care clinic location it ended services in the spring of 2022. Hours will remain the same: Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. and weekends, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and patients can continue to schedule convenient care appointments through their MyCarle account.
“The move allows us to better serve our patients,” Amanda Smith, vice president, Carle BroMenn Medical Center and Carle Eureka Hospital ambulatory care, said. “With both outpatient lab and outpatient radiology in adjoining suites, we can enhance and elevate the services available to patients who have an unanticipated need for care or experience a need outside of normal office hours.”
Carle Normal on College will continue to offer Family Medicine with Rabaiya Ali, MD, at that location. Dr. Ali is accepting new patients of all ages and has a special interest in preventative care and chronic disease management. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ali, call Carle Normal on College at (309) 862-5750.
As the cold and flu season begins, Carle Health offers many options for care. To determine where to go for the most appropriate services, these general guidelines can help.
Primary Care Provider
- Best choice for most illnesses and injuries that are not life-threatening, including:
- Annual checkups and immunizations.
- Assessment of cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms and other infection
- Allergies and asthma.
- Minor injuries.
- Common aches and pains.
Convenient Care Clinic
- Best choice for most illnesses and injuries that are not life-threatening and without an appointment or when patients need to receive care in the evening, on a weekend, or on holidays. The type of care received at convenient care clinics include:
- Sprains or breaks.
- Moderate illness that may require rapid tests, like urinary tract infections and strep throat.
- Asthma attacks.
- Minor cuts or burns.
- High fevers.
Emergency Department – call 911
- The choice for illnesses and injuries that may be life-threatening and may require immediate treatment or immediate results from testing or imaging, including:
- Chest pain.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Severe cuts or burns.
- Loss of consciousness.
- Major bone breaks/fractures.
No matter where a person seeks care at Carle, the dedication to improving the health of the people we serve by providing highly accessible, world-class care and service remains. For more information about Carle Health, visit our website.