Walk In Clinic at 520 North Western Avenue Lake Forest, IL 60045

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MinuteClinic hours:

  • Wednesday: Opens at 8:30am Closes at 1:30pm and Opens at 2:30pm Closes at 7:30pm
  • Thursday: Opens at 8:30am Closes at 1:30pm and Opens at 2:30pm Closes at 7:30pm
  • Friday: Opens at 8:30am Closes at 1:30pm and Opens at 2:30pm Closes at 7:30pm
  • Saturday: Opens at 9:00am Closes at 1:00pm and Opens at 1:30pm Closes at 5:30pm
  • Sunday: Opens at 9:00am Closes at 1:00pm and Opens at 1:30pm Closes at 4:30pm
  • Monday: Opens at 8:30am Closes at 1:30pm and Opens at 2:30pm Closes at 7:30pm
  • Tuesday: Opens at 8:30am Closes at 1:30pm and Opens at 2:30pm Closes at 7:30pm
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Walk In Clinic at 520 North Western Avenue Lake Forest, IL 60045

Does MinuteClinic at 520 North Western Avenue Lake Forest, IL test for coronavirus (COVID-19)?

CVS Health is conducting no-cost coronavirus testing (COVID-19) at select locations. Limited appointments are available for patients who qualify. Patients must schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 test in advance. It is required for patients to bring their insurance card and proof of identity to their testing appointment. Please view our other coronavirus support options for more information.

What can I expect from CVS MinuteClinic® at 520 North Western Avenue Lake Forest, IL?

MinuteClinic® is a walk-in clinic inside your local Lake Forest CVS/Pharmacy® or HealthHUB® location. At our HealthHUB locations, you can receive most MinuteClinic services as well as shop our health products. Our walk-in clinics give you a cheaper and more convenient alternative to emergency rooms and urgent cares. With no appointment necessary, you can come in at any time – including evenings and weekends. MinuteClinic® provides quality health care for adults and children over 18 months. We treat a wide range of conditions and illnesses to ensure that you and your family get well and stay well. Some of our services include TB testing, flu shots, and sports physicals . Come in for a MinuteClinic visit and receive quality health care on your schedule!

What is the Difference Between Urgent Care vs Walk-In Clinic in Lake Forest, IL?

Urgent Care and walk-in clinics have many similarities – they both offer similar services and act as a more convenient alternative to emergency rooms. Though they offer similar services, you can save 40% at MinuteClinic when compared to urgent care in Lake Forest. At MinuteClinic®, you can check the wait times at various clinics online prior to coming in to avoid the long lines that are common at urgent Care. The largest distinction, besides the cost and wait time, is that an urgent care has equipment to perform on-site lab tests and x-rays. If needed, your Lake Forest MinuteClinic health professional can refer you elsewhere for an x-ray.

When Should I Go to Urgent Care or Walk-In Clinic in Lake Forest, IL?

Urgent Cares and walk-in clinics are ideal for when you become sick or injured when your regular doctor is not available for a last-minute appointment. If you have a condition that you would normally see your doctor for, going to a walk-in over an emergency room is appropriate. While we treat sicknesses and injuries, our nurse practitioners and physician assistants are also able to administer a variety of vaccines if needed for work, school or personal reasons such as travel. You should go to an emergency room if you have more complex or critical needs that may require advanced treatments, including cases where surgery may be necessary. An example of some symptoms best evaluated at a hospital emergency room include chest pain, broken bones, or head injuries. Our Lake Forest walk-in clinic is ideal for treating minor illnesses , like ear aches and ear infections, however, in the event of a severe injury, please call 911 immediately.

How Much is a MinuteClinic Visit at 520 North Western Avenue Lake Forest, IL with and without Insurance?

MinuteClinic® prices in Lake Forest range anywhere from $35 to $250 depending on the service. Please visit our service price list and insurance information page to see detailed pricing and insurance breakdowns. At CVS MinuteClinic®, most insurance plans are accepted. We recommend contacting your insurance company prior to your visit to be sure that the service you are seeking will be covered. How much you will have to pay out of pocket will depend on your insurance coverage. If you do not have insurance or prefer to pay out of pocket, you may pay with cash, card, or check. Prices may vary depending on the complexity of the case. Lab tests and additional services may result in additional charges.


Can’t make it in for a visit? We also have Video Visits, which enable you to see one of our health care professionals from the comfort of your own home as an alternative for just $59 per visit. Currently, a Video Visit is not covered by insurance and is not required to get treatment.

Tucked between Lake Forest College and the Onwentsia Golf Course you'll find our MinuteClinic® inside the CVS Pharmacy® on North Western Avenue. We're close to Route 41, so it's easy to stop in and get the medical attention you need. You don't have to make an appointment. Our nurse practitioners and physician assistants will see you on a walk-in basis.

Get the medicine you need to feel better

If you are under the weather, come visit us at our MinuteClinic®. Our health care team can diagnose and treat a host of minor illnesses that can make you and your family miserable. If it is determined that you need a prescription, we can fill it for you in our CVS Pharmacy®, helping you get better that much faster. See us if you think you have the following:

  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Flu
  • Cough and bronchitis
  • Gout
  • Sinus infection and congestion
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Zika
  • Urinary tract and bladder infection
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Mono
  • Ear infection or earache
  • Allergies
  • Pink eye
  • Sore and strep throat
  • STDs

We also offer HIV pre- or post-exposure treatment for patients who request it. Rest assured our health care professionals handle all your medical concerns with the greatest respect and confidentiality.

See us for first aid care

Knocks, bumps and bruises befall us all. Whenever you have an "oops!" moment, come to our MinuteClinic®. We will take care of your minor injuries and get you back on your feet again. Our medical team can patch up minor cuts, blisters, wounds, poison ivy, minor burns, bug bites, bee stings and tick bites. If you need sutures or x-rays, you will be referred to another health care provider who offers those services.

Trust your vaccinations to our MinuteClinic®

Does your daughter need a tetanus booster for lacrosse camp? Is it time for your mother-in-law's annual flu shot? Do you need Hepatitis A and B before you take your Nile River cruise? Whatever the reason, we have the immunizations you require. We can provide shots for the whole family, from ages 18 months to 118 years. We offer the following vaccinations:

  • Meningitis
  • Flu shot
  • Shingles
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Pneumonia
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)
  • Polio (IPV)

We can give birth control and vitamin B12 injections to patients age 18 and older. No appointment is necessary to receive injections and vaccinations, but you may schedule one online if you wish.

Visit us when you're healthy, too

At our MinuteClinic® we believe that maintaining your health is important. We offer screening and testing for medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. If necessary, our medical team will create a treatment plan for you and help you monitor your condition.


We also have weight loss and smoking cessation programs that are designed to help you set realistic goals for success. With the support of our medical staff, you can make real changes in your life.


You can search for a "walk-in clinic near me," or Call us at 1-866-389-2727. Our health care professional will be happy to answer your questions.

Does CVS at 520 North Western Avenue Lake Forest, IL offer flu shots?

Flu shots are offered at the CVS MinuteClinic at 520 North Western Avenue Lake Forest, IL. Schedule your flu shot ahead of time so you can get in and out faster. Provide your insurance information and answer questions online ahead of time with our flu shot FAQs and other flu vaccination resources. Find more information about the CVS Pharmacy at 520 North Western Avenue.

Flu Shots at MinuteClinic in Lake Forest, IL

Our staff is trained to help you understand risks of the flu as well as administer the flu vaccine. During your visit, you will also learn about ways to help prevent the flu this season. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that people six months of age or older be vaccinated against influenza annually. Since you’re likely to fall into that criteria, you can just stop by the MinuteClinic at 520 North Western Avenue and get your flu shot at your convenience while picking up your prescriptions or same-day photo order!

About the Flu (Influenza)

Influenza is an infectious respiratory disease. Generally, the flu may resolve on its own. However, if the flu goes untreated, you may be at risk for complications that can be life-threatening. Those that might be at a higher risk of severe flu complications include children under 5, adults over 65, pregnant women, and people with chronic illnesses or compromised immune systems. If you fall into any of these categories, it is essential that you take strides towards flu prevention by getting your flu shot at MinuteClinic. The flu shot works by exposing you to an inactive flu virus and the flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body after vaccination. These antibodies will help to protect you if you are exposed to the flu virus. Essentially, getting a flu shot prepares your body to fight the flu.

Why Get A Flu Shot?

Getting vaccinated helps to protect you and the people around you. Influenza sends a countless number of patients into hospitals each year – don’t be one of them. There are two types of flu shots – a seasonal vaccine for adults and children (preservative-free available, upon request) and a high dose vaccine (for ages 65+). While you can take preventative measures, getting immunized with the influenza vaccine is your best defense against the flu. Each year, new strains of the flu develop. While you may have gotten a flu shot in the past, you may not be protected from the new strands. Although flu vaccines may not be 100% effective, it is still the best defense against the virus.  Don’t fall victim to the flu this year – stop by MinuteClinic and get your flu shot today!