Medical treatment quickly at ExpressCare

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Summer pleasure quickly can turn to pain when the unforeseen happens.

‘Tis the time for bee stings, twisted ankles, sprains and strains, too much sun, allergic reactions, bumps, bruises, cuts and rashes — the time of season, as in any season, where Franciscan Alliance’s ExpressCare locations can come to the rescue.

ExpressCare, which has locations in Crown Point, Michigan City and Valparaiso, offers immediate attention for nonlife-threatening conditions.

There was an old commercial that said, “Summer colds are an ugly animal.”

Indeed that is true and ExpressCare also is there to provide relief for conditions not normally associated with warm weather, such as fever, sore throat, earache, nausea, vomiting and flu-like symptoms.

Patients do not need an appointment — they can just walk in, sign in and know that soon help will arrive from Franciscan Alliance physicians and nurses, who staff ExpressCare locations. They also can take solace in knowing that most insurance plans are accepted.

The locations

Locations and hours are convenient, as is the reassurance of knowing a trip to the hospital emergency room, which can be traumatic in itself, can be avoided in applicable cases.

ExpressCare locations include:

Crown Point — Franciscan Point, 12800 Mississippi Parkway (along U.S. 231, about one-half mile east of Interstate 65). Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (219) 662-5700.

Valparaiso — 2307 LaPorte Ave., Suite 8. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call (219) 476-8855.

Michigan City — 1225 E. Coolspring Ave. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Call (219) 873-2919.


Franciscan Alliance also recently acquired HealtheACCESS Clinics LLC, an urgent care, primary care, wellness and occupational health services organization with four locations in Portage and Valparaiso, which is under the auspices of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City.

HealthACCESS Clinics LLC locations include:

Portage — Port of Indiana Administration Building, 6615 S. Boundary Road. Hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (219) 787-8662.

Also, 3220 Lancer St. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (219) 764-8439.

Valparaiso — 809 LaPorte Ave. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (219) 263-4950.

Also, 2590 Morthland Drive, Suite 1. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call (219) 464-7073.

Provided by Franciscan Alliance