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Primary Care

Primary Care

Primary Care services offered in Joliet, IL


If you want to live a long life and reduce the risk of chronic illness, it’s crucial to have a dedicated primary care provider. Regular checkups can alert you to underlying health problems and educate you on the importance of healthy living. At Rise and Thrive Healthcare, Jessica Gutierrez, FNP-BC, and the team use a combination of supportive care and health education to help people of all ages achieve optimal well-being. To make an appointment, call the office in Joliet, Illinois, or book online today.

What is primary care?

Primary care provides preventive and general medical services to each and every member of your family. It’s important to participate in primary care from an early age. Routine physical exams, lab tests, and preventive screenings can ensure you’re healthy and alert you to issues that might cause problems in the future.

At Rise and Thrive Healthcare, Jessica and the team make primary care fun and educational. They understand the importance of a strong patient-provider relationship and help individuals better understand their medical diagnosis.

What services does primary care provide?

Jessica and the team at Rise and Thrive Healthcare offer various primary care services, including:

Pediatric primary care

Pediatrics at Rise and Thrive Healthcare offers well-child exams and acute care. Immunizations aren’t available at this time, but your child’s provider can refer you to a nearby practice that does.

Women’s health

People with female reproductive organs are more susceptible to certain health problems, like ovarian cancer and breast cancer. Jessica and the team use women’s health services to empower women. They offer routine wellness exams and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, as well as family planning and preventive screenings, such as breast exams and Pap smears.

Urgent care

If you develop an acute illness, like the flu or Strep throat, urgent care can save you a trip to the emergency room. 

At Rise and thrive Healthcare, the team provides urgent care for various conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Influenza
  • Strep throat
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Rashes
  • Acne
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Strains and sprains
  • Bug bites and stings
  • Pink eye
  • Eczema
  • Abscesses
  • Impetigo 
  • Itching
  • Ringworm
  • Warts

The team also provides minor surgical procedures, including stitches, sutures, and biopsies.

Urgent care walk-ins are welcome during normal business hours, but the team recommends calling ahead to ensure there’s availability.

COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing analyzes your saliva or mucus for the presence of COVID-19 antigens –– viral proteins. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, like a dry cough, a runny nose, or body aches, contact the team for testing right away.

Sports and school physicals

If your child needs to undergo a physical before the start of a new academic year or sports season, request a physical. After a comprehensive exam, your child’s provider can sign off on the necessary paperwork to finish their enrollment. 

When should I schedule a primary care visit?

Jessica and the team at Rise and Thrive Healthcare recommend scheduling a primary care visit at least once a year. Even if you feel healthy, it’s important to undergo regular physical exams and preventive screenings. Doing so can help you age gracefully and alert you to conditions you might not know about otherwise.

To establish primary care at Rise and Thrive Healthcare, make an appointment by calling the office or booking online today.

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