Ticks Removal

Offering Quick and Safe Tick Removals For You Or Your Child

If you or your family love spending most of your time outdoors, like hiking, gardening, or camping, you might be aware of the unwelcome encounter with the troublesome tick bites. 

Seeing a tick attached to your body can be scary, and its removal can be trickier. If you do not carefully remove it properly, you might get Lyme disease.

So, if you ever encounter a tick on your body, it’s better that you visit a nearby urgent care clinic. And this is when Family Urgent Care steps in as your health partner when it comes to removing ticks correctly. Our urgent care clinic offers specialized tick removal services at three convenient locations: Rogers Park and Lincoln Park in Illinois and Schererville in Indiana.

So, walk into our clinic directly or book your appointment and consult a healthcare professional for quick and safe tick removal, ensuring your health and safety.

Can All Tick Bites Transmit Lyme Disease?

Thankfully, no. Not all tick bites cause Lyme disease. Only the black-legged tick, also known as the deer tick, carries a bacteria named Borrelia Burgdorferi, which is known to cause Lyme disease in humans. 

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is characterized by a ring-like red rash that resembles a bull’s eye. A person might suffer from fever, headaches, muscle aches and body rash. But if you get treatment within the early stages, you can fully recover from this infection.

Note that you can get this disease only if the tick attaches to your body for 36 to 48 hours and the bacteria spreads to your blood.

What Other Diseases Can Be Caused By Tick Bites?

In Indiana and Illinois, the tick bite season starts from April to October. Some common ticks that are known to carry some disease in these two regions are as follows:


Diseases They Might Cause

Blacklegged Tick

They are known to cause Lyme Disease, Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis. 

American Dog Tick

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever


Lone Star Tick


All in all, it’s best to visit an urgent care facility if you get a tick bite to minimize the risk of some common diseases that might be caused by a tick bites.

When Can You Visit Urgent Care For Lyme Disease?

Since tick bites are very common in children and adults, especially in the summers, so you must know when a tick bite needs medical attention. For instance, if you see a tick attached to your body and you’re unsure of correctly removing it yourself, you can visit urgent care as quickly as possible. 

Some other cases in which seeking medical assistance from urgent care can help in preventing or treating Lyme disease: 

  • You notice a tick bite and want to seek medical advice on whether the tick carried Lyme disease or not. 
  • You removed the tick yourself but found some parts of the tick (head, mouth, or legs) embedded inside.
  • The bite site is swollen, itchy, or shows discolouration. 
  • You experience flu-like symptoms, full body rash, or fever after a few days or weeks of a tick bite. 

If you find a tick on your body or notice any concerning symptoms after a tick bite, you can visit a nearby urgent care clinic like Family Urgent Care if you live in Indiana or Illinois.

What To Do If You Have Got A Tick Bite?

If you notice a tick on your body, it’s better to remove it using the right tools or visit an urgent care facility for safe tick removal. However, if the tick is not present on your body and you notice the following symptoms on the bite area, you can consult our healthcare professionals right away:

  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Swelling
  • Warmth around the bite area
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Rash (in some cases)