All About Hoffman Estates
Hoffman Estates is a village suburb of Chicago that straddles Cook County and Kane County. It has a population of over 52,000 people. Before the 1940s, German settlers moved into the area that was known as Wildcat Grove, which at that point was only sparsely populated. In 1954, Sam and Jack Hoffman, a father-son construction company, bought 160 acres of land and began to develop the region that now bears their name.
In the ‘60s, annexations north of the Northwest Tollway and other neighboring regions doubled the land area of Hoffman Estates, and the opening of Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg in 1971 made the area a major business center. Residents rejected attempts to change the village’s name to East Barrington in the ‘80s. Many Japanese companies have their US headquarters in the area, and Asian American residents make up the second-largest demographic.
Urgent Care in Hoffman Estates with EPIC Urgent & Family Care
Urgent care providers like Dr. Patel and our team of nurse practitioners are on the front lines of medicine, and they need to be proficient in evaluating and caring for any patient who walks into their clinic. That means there is some overlap between the scope of practice in urgent care medicine and many other medical specialties involving direct patient care. We offer urgent care services to patients in and near Palatine, including those in Hoffman Estates.
A clinic like ours is not the same thing as an emergency room. Patients with medical problems on the high end of the severity spectrum should go to the emergency room, but patients on the low end may get treated quicker through urgent care, with the added benefit that they may already be Dr. Patel’s patients. You can learn more about us on our business page, and make sure to get directions before you head to our Streamwood location.
See What Hoffman Estates Has to Offer
A great place to visit in Hoffman Estates during the summer months is the Seascape Family Aquatic Center. The center includes a heated pool, beach-style entry, water slides, a diving area, a water playground for smaller kids, and tasty concessions. Sign your kids up for swim lessons and enjoy the sunny days together. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
A fun place even Canton locals might not know about is Panic Escape Room. Will you and your friends or family be able to get out within 60 minutes? There are multiple rooms to choose from depending on what kind of experience you want to have, but either way, expect a fun challenge! You and your friends, family, or coworkers could discover solve the Riddler’s puzzles, close a cold case, survive the Conjuring universe, or find your way out of the Lost Arcade.