Midtown Health Center

St. Margaret's Midtown Health Center provides Peru and the surrounding communities with a full range of primary care for all ages.

The Midtown Health Center features a diverse team of doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to offer complete care for visitors of all ages. This health center features extended hours and a convenient location, just South of Hy-Vee. For faster diagnosis, a lab and digital x-ray are on-site.

Midtown Health Center is open until 9pm for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries that don’t require an emergency room trip.

Walk-In Care

St. Margaret’s Midtown Health Center offers a full range of primary care for all ages, including walk-in care for minor injuries and illnesses. Economical lab services and diagnostic testing, including digital x-rays are also performed on-site. The clinic sees all walk-in patients, regardless of your primary care provider or their hospital affiliation.

Convenient walk-in care offers patients treatment for minor, non-emergent injuries and illnesses such as:

  • Allergies
  • Athlete’s Foot & Ring Worm
  • Bladder Infections
  • Bug Bites
  • Cold Sores
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Coughs & Congestion (cold symptoms)
  • Diarrhea
  • Earaches
  • Fever 
  • Minor Cuts
  • Minor Injuries
  • Mild Vomiting/Flu Symptoms
  • Physicals
  • Rashes
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sore Throat (strep testing)
  • and More

When you need immediate medical treatment for serious illness and injuries, CALL 911. The Emergency Room at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley is open 24 hours.

Primary Care

Your primary care provider (PCP), along with a healthy diet and exercise, is one of the greatest assets for your health. Primary care should be the first choice for most non-emergent health needs. No matter where you live, PCP’s fulfill the same important role for your health care.

Before you select the option of a walk-in clinic or urgent care, schedule a checkup with your primary care provider for non-urgent issues, regular checkups and school and sports physicals. We also offer DOT physicals and other Occupational Health Services for area businesses.

At Midtown Health Center, board-certified physicians, Andrew Zidow, MD, Grant Reed, DO and Alejandro Bernal, MD, alongside Debbie Herz, RN, FNP-BC, all provide primary care. Request an appointment today with one of these providers by calling (815) 223-6843.

  • Get to know you and understand your concerns
  • Make referrals to any specialists you may need
  • Consult and coordinate your care
  • Make sure you get the appropriate follow up
  • Make it a priority to provide care as soon as possible

Family Medicine

Family medicine falls within primary care and as you might expect, involves comprehensive care for the whole family. A family provider sees patients of any age (from newborns to seniors alike). Our family physicians are dedicated to establishing long-term, trusted relationships with patients and their families. As a primary care provider, a family physician is often the first line of care a patient sees, providing a wide range of care, including:

  • Regular checkups
  • Well-baby checkups
  • Immunizations
  • Health Screenings and Risk Assessments
  • Preventative Care
  • Treatment of More Common Chronic Diseases
  • School & Sports Physicals
  • and More

Occupational Health

Our St. Margaret’s Occupational Health Center location, providers and services are also located inside our Midtown Health Center building. Click here to learn about our Occupational Health Center.

We’re Accepting New Patients in Peru!

Call Today for a Primary Care Appointment

(815) 223-6843

Care for the Entire Family

Our Team

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Alejandro Bernal

MD Family Medicine
Location Midtown Health Center 1650 Midtown Road Peru Illinois 61354
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Keith Christensen

FNP-BC Walk-In Care
Location Midtown Health Center 1650 Midtown Road Peru IL 61354
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Deb Herz

RN, APN-CNP Primary Care
Location Midtown Health Center 1650 Midtown Road Peru IL 61354
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Michelle Lehn

FNP-C Walk-In Care
Location Midtown Health Center 1650 Midtown Road Peru Illinois 61354
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Grant Reed

DO Family Medicine
Location Midtown Health Center 1650 Midtown Road Peru IL 61354
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Rahul Sampat

MD Walk-In Care
Location Midtown Health Center 1650 Midtown Road Peru Illinois 61354
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Andrew Zidow

MD Family Medicine
Location Midtown Health Center 1650 Midtown Road Peru IL

Midtown Health Center
1650 Midtown Road
Peru, 61354
Phone: (815) 223-6843

Facility Hours:

Call for an appointment:

  • Main Number
    (815) 223-6843
  • Andrew Zidow, MD
    (815) 220-1122
    Mon., Tues., Thurs. | 9am -5 pm
    Wed., Friday | 9am – noon
  • Alejandro B. Bernal, MD
    (815) 223-4550
    Monday – Thursday | 9am – 5pm
    Closed Friday
  • Debra Herz, FNP-BC
    (815) 223-2808
    Mon., Tues., Thursday | 8am – 6pm
    Closed Wednesdays
    Friday | 8am – 1pm
  • Grant Reed, DO
    (815) 223-2807
    Monday – Wednesday | 8:30am – 5pm
    Thursdays | 8am – 9pm
  • Keith Christensen, FNP-BC
  • Catherine Hopp, FNP-BC

ATTENTION!

 

Pertaining to COVID-19 Testing:

Due to critical shortages of supplies, St. Margaret’s Health is no longer testing walk-in patients for COVID-19; a physician’s order IS REQUIRED. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please isolate at home, wear a mask and IF symptoms develop, contact your physician to request an order to be tested.

Having symptoms? In order to be tested for COVID-19, Influenza (Flu), Strep, RSV, or to receive a Respiratory Array test, patients MUST have a doctor’s order. Contact your medical care provider. Please DO NOT visit the testing center in Spring Valley without a physician’s order, OR visit an Emergency Department for testing.

There are many sites throughout the Illinois Valley that are still currently testing without physician’s orders, although appointments may be required.  Please refer to local pharmacies and health departments websites, or visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/testing-sites for more information.

Thank you!

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