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Dr. Khare in the Chicago Tribune: #masks4all

Dr. Khare was featured talking about #masks4all in the Chicago Tribune:

“I think if everyone used masks, it would decrease the amount of transmission of the virus,” said Dr. Rahul Khare, CEO of the Innovative Express Care immediate care facility on the North Side. “By putting a face mask over your nose and mouth, you’re decreasing the amount of the virus particles and therefore decreasing transmission rates.”


Jimmy Smart, 32, wears a mask while walking his dog in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood on April 1, 2020.
Jimmy Smart, 32, wears a mask while walking his dog in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood on April 1, 2020.(Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)


Khare said he wants government officials to switch gears and advise people to wear masks if they must leave their homes. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly considering new guidance on the subject, while President Donald Trump has said it might not be a bad idea.

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Telemedicine & COVID-19: Innovative Express Care Featured in Chicago Sun-Times

Innovative Express Care was recently featured in the Chicago Sun-Times for our use of telemedicine to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Telemedicine has been offered at our clinic since we opened in 2015. When COVID-19 struck Chicago, we quickly utilized the system for screening patients who may need to be tested. Read more here.


Innovative Express Care Expedites COVID-19 Testing for Healthcare Workers/First Responders

COVID-19 Testing for Healthcare Workers/First Responders

Innovative Express Care is expediting COVID-19 testing for essential healthcare workers and first responders who are struggling to be seen at the testing sites established by the government. The urgent care is located at 2400 N. Ashland Avenue. 

COVID-19 testing is done in an outdoor medical tent. Individuals may also be tested for flu or strep during their visit to Innovative Express Care. 

A telemedicine screening is required for the general public prior to testing, however healthcare workers and first responders can bypass that step and expedite the process in order to be tested quickly and ensure the safety of the patients they serve. 

If you are a healthcare worker who is in need of a COVID-19 test, please contact our office to schedule a visit. You will be asked to provide an ID that indicates your employment. Innovative Express Care will bill your insurance for the medical testing and visit.

Block Club Chicago Features Innovative Express Care for our COVID-19 response

Innovative Express Care is featured in this article by Block Club Chicago for our COVID-19 response. Our clinicians have screened over 500 patients to date and tested around 250. Of those tested, 31 have been positive for COVID-19. Innovative Express Care is the only urgent care in Chicago testing for COVID-19. We are proud to be serving our community.

Read the full article here.


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Chicago Sun-Times features Innovative Express Care

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Innovative Express Care is the only urgent care in Chicago offering COVID-19 testing

Innovative Express Care is screening patients using telemedicine and testing for COVID-19 seven days a week. Our efforts were recently featured in the below Chicago Sun-Times article. We are proud to be serving our community and we won’t stop until this pandemic is under control. Read the article here

If you are exhibiting symptoms and would like to be tested please visit: innovativecorona.com



Innovative Express Care on WGN-TV: Using Telemedicine to Respond to COVID-19

Dr. Khare spoke with WGN-TV today and demonstrated how our COVID-19 telemedicine screenings work.  Telemedicine allows you to see a physician from the comfort of your own home, and it is the safest, most efficient way to screen patients who are symptomatic for COVID-19. Footage of their interview aired on the 4pm and 9pm news, as well as on their special COVID-19 newscast at 10pm. Watch the coverage here.


If you would like to book a telemedicine visit, you can make an appointment here.