If you are concerned that you might have pneumonia and you are located in the Effingham, Taylorville or Litchfield areas, it can be a great relief to know that a professional, physician-led medical team is standing by to diagnose your condition and explain your treatment options. And, unlike a traditional healthcare facility, Central Illinois Urgent Care welcomes walk-ins, so you don’t need to worry about making an appointment days or weeks in advance. We’re here to meet with you, when you need us most, providing peace of mind that you are in good hands and will soon be on the road to recovery.

With all of that said, pneumonia is a serious condition. If you have breathing difficulties, severe weakness, or reason to believe that your life may be in danger, it is essential to call 911 or visit the emergency room. This is particularly true for the elderly, infants, and individuals with compromised immune systems. Central Illinois Urgent Care can provide treatment for patients who are experiencing low-grade respiratory illnesses, but there is no substitute for emergency care in emergency situations.

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can lead to a number of symptoms, including a persistent cough, high fever, and body aches. Generally speaking, it is a condition that can greatly interfere with your quality of life, but in most cases it can be effectively treated at home over the course of several days or weeks. At Central Illinois Urgent Care, we can help our patients overcome their pneumonia by:

  • Diagnosing the condition by testing for bacterial pneumonia and/or conducting a chest X-ray or blood test
  • Explaining the available treatment options, including getting plenty of rest, drinking lots of fluids, and using over-the-counter cough medicine
  • Prescribing and fulfilling certain antibiotic prescriptions when bacterial pneumonia is identified

If you are feeling under the weather and are concerned that you might be fighting off a bout of pneumonia, or you are interested in learning how stave off pneumonia, contact Central Illinois Urgent Care in Effingham, Taylorville, and Litchfield. You’re also welcome to stop by our conveniently located urgent care center anytime from 9am-7pm on Monday through Friday or from 10am-6pm on weekends.