A former Kmart along North Avenue in Carol Stream is being transformed into a 25,000-square-foot outpatient facility designed to provide health services in a retail-like setting.
Amita Health announced Friday that it will open an Immediate Care and Outpatient Center Oct. 23 in the eastern portion of the building at 630 E. North Ave.
In advance of the opening, Amita will sponsor a fall festival from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the site, where residents will be able to tour the facility and meet its health care providers. The event also will feature face painting, a bounce house and pumpkin decorating.
At a time when medical clinics are increasingly popping up at grocery stores and drugstores, "we want our services to be conveniently available in a pull-up, park and walk-in kind of setting like people are used to in retail," Patricia Cassidy, Amita Health senior vice president and chief strategy officer, said in a news release.
The Carol Stream center will feature 42 examination rooms and provide immediate care with no appointment for minor, nonemergency conditions and injuries, such as coughs and colds, broken bones and lacerations.
It also will offer access to a medical team consisting of four primary care physicians and eight specialty providers, including specialists in gastroenterology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) and obstetrics and gynecology.
Other services will include X-rays, ultrasound testing and lab services such as blood testing and urinalysis.
The center will be open year-round, including holidays. Regular hours will be 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.