FHN FastCare to Close

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — With the planned closure of Shopko in Freeport, FHN is announcing that FHN FastCare, located at Shopko, will be closing permanently at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. Until then, business hours at FastCare will continue as always:

  • Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All FHN FastCare staff have been offered positions elsewhere within FHN.

Community members who have no primary healthcare provider can be scheduled with one before they hang up the phone by calling 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346), ext. 965; the lines are staffed Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. – noon.

Another option for immediate care is FHN/Physicians Immediate Care Urgent Care at 1009 Fairway Drive in Freeport (across the parking lot from FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills). This walk-in facility can be reached at 815-986-4200 and service hours are:

  • Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“We are sorry to see Shopko go,” said James Kolka, DO, FHN’s Chief Physician Executive. “We have been honored to be able to provide excellent walk-in healthcare for our communities at FastCare since 2009.”

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 20 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational health services, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.



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One thought on “FHN FastCare to Close

  • April 6, 2019 at 8:31 am

    FHN Urgent Care on Fairway Drive does not accept the medical card, only Shopko did. What are these people supposed to do when they get sick? Go to the emergency room and drive up our medical costs? I’m lucky enough to have my own insurance, but there are a lot of people in Freeport that are on the medical card. Maybe they need to change the policy at Urgent Care. This issue needs to be addressed.


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