Central Illinois Urgent Care

Sore Throat

Where to Turn if You have a Sore Throat in Effingham, Taylorville, Litchfield or the surrounding areas.

If you are dealing with a nagging sore throat in the Effingham, Taylorville, Litchfield or surrounding communities and you want to meet with a medical team that is equipped to quickly diagnose your issue and recommend treatment, turn to the professionals at Central Illinois Urgent Care. Our staff has extensive experience helping patients of nearly all ages overcome their sore throats and get back to full strength. We know how frustrating it can be to deal with throat pain that just won’t seem to go away, and our staff goes to great lengths to help our patients effectively treat their seasonal illnesses in a timely and effective manner.

A sore throat is usually the result of minor inflammation caused by a cold or flu virus. In some cases, the only things that can be done to address this symptom are to take over-the-counter cold and flu medicine, drink plenty of hot fluids, and rest. However, if a sore throat persists, it can be extremely helpful to have a trained medical professional diagnose the issue to ensure that you are taking the steps necessary to alleviate your discomfort. At Central Illinois Urgent Care, our staff has an extensive lab at their disposal to assess the results of rapid tests for a variety of illnesses that could explain a sore throat, including:

  • Mononucleosis
  • Strep throat
  • Sinus infections
  • And more

Another benefit to Central Illinois Urgent Care is that we maintain hours that are convenient to our patients. Too often, people wait to see a doctor until their sore throats become unbearable, in part because finding time to get in with a family physician can be difficult. Central Illinois Urgent Care is open from 9am to 7pm on Monday through Friday and from 10am to 6pm on weekends, so you don’t have to worry about scheduling an inconvenient midweek appointment days in advance. In fact, you don’t even need to give us any advance notice at all – just visit our state-of-the-art urgent care center when you need treatment and we’ll see you in no time at all.

If you are dealing with a sore throat in the Effingham, Taylorville, or Litchfield areas and you are in need of a little help, turn to Central Illinois Urgent Care.

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Patient Reviews

I have been in here several times as my family doctor is located in Springfield. I have always had an excellent experience. Highly recommend.

Shelly O.


Excellent service! Will go again, if needed of course!

Jacelyn S.


Friendly staff who really care about your health.

Robert K.


I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place: from the staff, the cleanliness, the professional attitudes, the no-wait time, the kind and caring Dr. Toofan, to the sticker on the way out... excellent! Very impressed.

Jesse M.


Love love this place!! I have been taking my daughter here when she is sick since she was 3 months old! They give me what I need and if you don't need it they don't! I trust them very much! This place is a lot more money then other places in regards to my insurance coverage, but you can't buy trust!

Jared & Kristin W.


I can't give enough stars to this AMAZING place! We got in and out within 30 minutes. Staff was so polite and nice. Dr. Beth was great with my little one. Not only was our experience in the facility a great one, but Dr. Beth personally called me the next day to check on my Baby. That meant a lot to me. I have a hard time trusting Drs that aren't our regular one, but I definitely will be revisiting here if ever needed.

Ashley S.


I just left here and although I'm sick with BRONCHITIS my soul was happy to have Dr. Toofan, Paul MD as my provider today. He was very attentive and friendly. The staff was also amazingly friendly. The facility is absolutely gorgeous for an express care clinic!!!

Mary M.


Very friendly, fast and thorough!! Thank you very much!

Crystal H.


Every experience my family has had at Taylorville Urgent Care has been great. Friendly and professional. Quick responses and I think the follow up is wonderful. So pleased to have this resource in our town. Thank you especially to Angie A!

Schales N.


Fast and friendly, the NP was awesome, highly recommend this place! Dr. Toofan is awesome! It was nice to see a doctor that is involved with his office! Excellent Care!

Leslie N.


Very friendly staff!! The doctor was wonderful!! Completely satisfied with our experience!! In and out in no time!! I believe this was the easiest and best trip for care we have experienced!! I think everyone in Taylorville should check this place out when they need care!! You won't be sorry!! I hope you advertise what can be done here a lot more so we keep this wonderful facility in Taylorville!!!!

Barb W.


My little one was sick, whilst we were out of town on a Sunday. I had seen this Urgent Care from the interstate & decided to see if they were open. They were & even opened the door a few min. early to let us in. The office was clean, & the staff was very kind & courteous. Dr. Toofan was great with my daughter (he has kids) & got us in and out very quickly. They had her RX available there, if we didn't want to go to a pharmacy. Having just received a call (just over 24 hours from the initial visit) from the Dr. (not from the receptionist or even a nurse) to see how things were going, I felt that a review was definitely deserved. This is exactly what an Urgent Care should be!

James P.


I prefer Taylorville Urgent Care over the ER. You are greeted the second you come through the door and I have never had to wait longer than 5 minutes, if that to be seen. The staff is very friendly, well experienced, professional, and knowledgeable. They are very thorough in their workup and treatment of your health issue. Further, medial supplies, if needed, are provided for your injuries that the hospital will not provide. The staff seems to be genuinely concerned about providing the best care possible. I consider this service to be state of the art. I'm extremely happy they are here. This care facility is definitely an asset to Taylorville.

Sally T.


Thank you Bethany for your help today! The options of getting prescriptions filled there was definitely cheaper on me. The staff was all great as well this was my first visit.

Cathy R.


The nurses super awesome and friendly to us!!!

Kasper C.