JOLIET – Physicians Immediate Care in Joliet is set to move to a new location in the middle of the summer.
Construction for a new building at the corner of Black Road and Larkin Avenue began last week, said Todd Vang, Physicians Immediate Care vice president of location strategy and patient insights.
The health care company plans to move from Essington Road to the new site, seeing it as more centrally located in Joliet.
“We really feel we will serve the core of Joliet much better and more conveniently in this location,” Vang said.
Physicians Immediate Care provides urgent care and occupational health services with 30 locations in three states, according to its website.
The Joliet location is a walk-in clinic and will benefit from the new building’s design that will shrink waiting time, Vang said. He said the building will have a larger waiting room and enhanced flow in the clinical areas for patients.
The new facility is 3,500 square feet, which is slightly smaller than the old location but will improve the patient experience, Vang said. There will be five exam rooms – including a pediatric room – and a trauma room.
The location on Essington Road will remain open until the new building is ready to go in mid-July, he said.