The GALILEE MEDICAL CENTER is proud to offer a wide variety of comprehensive range of health care services including for the Chicago community with multiple locations: three in the city and one in Elgin.

COVID Testing

FREE Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for Ages 3+.
NO COST / NO APPOINTMENT
COVID – 19 testing
RAPID 10 MINUTE RESULTS; PCR ( 24 HRS )

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TeleHealth

Sometimes there are obstacles to coming into a medical office, but help is still available. Our doctors can meet you over a HIPAA compliant connection. Same day appointments available!

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General Health

Not feeling well or just need an annual exam? We do it all! We also perform sports physicals and referrals for injuries. Whether you’re sick or only need some routine maintenance, we’re here for you!

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Cholesterol

High cholesterol usually causes no signs or symptoms. A complete cholesterol test is done to determine whether your cholesterol is high and to estimate your risk of heart attacks and other forms of heart disease and diseases of the blood vessels.

A complete cholesterol test includes the calculation of four types of fats in your blood:

  • Total cholesterol.This is a sum of your blood’s cholesterol content.
  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.This is called the “bad” cholesterol. Too much of it in your blood causes the buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) in your arteries (atherosclerosis), which reduces blood flow. These plaques sometimes rupture and can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
  • High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.This is called the “good” cholesterol because it helps carry away LDL cholesterol, thus keeping arteries open and your blood flowing more freely.
  • Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood. When you eat, your body converts calories it doesn’t need into triglycerides, which are stored in fat cells. High triglyceride levels are associated with several factors, including being overweight, eating too many sweets or drinking too much alcohol, smoking, being sedentary, or having diabetes with elevated blood sugar levels.

Who should get a cholesterol test?

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a person’s first cholesterol screening should occur between the ages of 9 and 11 and then be repeated every five years after that.

The NHLBI recommends that cholesterol screenings occur every 1 to 2 years for men ages 45 to 65 and for women ages 55 to 65. People over 65 should receive cholesterol tests annually.

More-frequent testing might be needed if your initial test results were abnormal or if you already have coronary artery disease, you’re taking cholesterol-lowering medications or you’re at higher risk of coronary artery disease because you:

  • Have a family history of high cholesterol or heart attacks
  • Are overweight
  • Are physically inactive
  • Have diabetes
  • Eat an unhealthy diet
  • Smoke cigarettes

A complete cholesterol test — also called a lipid panel or lipid profile — is a blood test that can measure the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood.

A cholesterol test can help determine your risk of the buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) in your arteries that can lead to narrowed or blocked arteries throughout your body (atherosclerosis).

A cholesterol test is an important tool. High cholesterol levels often are a significant risk factor for coronary artery disease.

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Diabetes

Our team of family medicine and internal medicine physicians can work in partnership with you and other specialists to manage your diabetes through medication and lifestyle changes.

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Physicals / Checkups

We provide comprehensive physical examinations. You can also order any necessary tests, and we will answer any questions you may have about your care. If you are in need of vaccinations we can provide them too.

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Vaccinations

Galilee Medical Center strongly believes in the safety and importance of routine vaccinations for children and young adults.

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Laboratory Testing

We offer a wide range of blood work labs and tests are available! Many are done right on-site with same-day results.

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Patient Portal

Patient Portal is Your Medical Home on the Web

With Patient Portal, you can connect with your doctor through a convenient, safe and secure environment.

Manage Your Profile, update your personal and contact information, set your preferred provider and medical location, and update your login information and insurance information.

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