ER Wait Time in Chicago Hospitals

These are the average wait times Chicago hospital ER's from fastest to slowest. Actual wait times will depend on many factors.

HospitalCity
Total Wait Times
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - ChicagoChicago 1h 43m
Presence Our Lady Of The Resurrection Med CtrChicago 2h 5m
Presence Saints Mary And Elizabeth Medical CenterChicago 2h 6m
Thorek Memorial HospitalChicago 2h 10m
Louis A Weiss Memorial HospitalChicago 2h 12m
Presence Resurrection Medical CenterChicago 2h 20m
Sacred Heart HospitalChicago 2h 26m
Norwegian-American HospitalChicago 2h 54m
Methodist Hospital Of ChicagoChicago 2h 55m
Swedish Covenant HospitalChicago 2h 58m
Saint Anthony HospitalChicago 3h 0m
Rush University Medical CenterChicago 3h 11m
Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicago 3h 14m
Holy Cross HospitalChicago 3h 29m
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical CenterChicago 3h 36m
Loretto HospitalChicago 3h 39m
Advocate Trinity HospitalChicago 3h 42m
South Shore HospitalChicago 3h 56m
Mercy Hospital And Medical CenterChicago 4h 2m
Mt Sinai Hospital Medical CenterChicago 4h 20m
University Of Illinois HospitalChicago 4h 36m
The University Of Chicago Medical CenterChicago 5h 15m
Roseland Community HospitalChicago 5h 52m
St Bernard HospitalChicago 5h 57m
John H Stroger Jr HospitalChicago 6h 0m
Provident Hospital Of ChicagoChicago 6h 52m
Jackson Park HospitalChicago N/A

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These are the average time from entering the ER to being admitted to the hospital by a doctor. In a busy ER, patients will be seen by a triage nurse first. Then the wait time will vary by severity, and how busy the ER is at the time of day. Patients with less serious problems could have substantially longer waits.

There is a 309 minute wait difference between the fastest Chicago emergency room and the slowest.

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May 15, 2018, 9:46 AM
: "These times are way off. I waited 6 hours, brother in law waited 5 and was told it will be 6 more hours. my husband waited 9 hours he was admitted once they got him back. \r\nBaltimore Washington Medical Center is THE WORST !!!" - Sandra

May 09, 2018, 9:17 PM
: "Sent to FMH by urgent care at 445 and is still currently waiting to be seen by doc it is currently 9:17. Worst hospital " - Stephanie

May 09, 2018, 9:17 PM
: "Sent to FMH by urgent care at 445 and is still currently waiting to be seen by doc it is currently 9:17. Worst hospital " - Stephanie

Apr 30, 2018, 3:28 PM
: "forbes is without a doubt the worst. Wait is over 3 hours and that’s just to see nurse and doctor...." - Audrey

Apr 30, 2018, 7:02 AM
: "forbes is without a doubt the worst. Wait is over 3 hours and that’s just to see nurse and doctor...." - Audrey

Apr 06, 2018, 7:27 PM
: "How rude the young lady that gave me my brAcelet as I wait to see a doctor I ask how long is wait time politely and she comments to me your problem is not as important as other patients that's d'sad I hope she never has to attend herself when she's sick " - 514

Feb 25, 2018, 3:04 PM
: "My wait was 6 hours due to 2 people died in their care. I didn't mind, but l'd rather go to the morg." - Cindy

Feb 23, 2018, 9:22 AM
: "OSU ER : 16 hours and still waiting for a psychiatrist to check us out. Patient distress is long past and a responsible adult there to verify but we can’t leave because there is one Psych doc for the entire hospital. Given the number of people who experience mental disorders this is absurd. Absolutely the worst experience for us and it never changes. OSU clearly does not care about the experience psychiatric patients have to endure when they enter their doors." - Columbus

Feb 19, 2018, 8:32 PM
: "Sent to Hospital by our primary physician, went to St Thomas and after just seeing a couple of nurses only we waited over 3 hours and still not seen a doctor. 80 years old COPD, CHF. and here for pneumonia and difficulty breathing. Staff condescending and unhelpful. Seat in waiting room and freeze and told too bad go somewhere else and wait more so sit and shut up or go suffer." - Gregory

Feb 19, 2018, 5:32 PM
: "Came to Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield with my grandma for her to get stiches. She has been waiting for over a hour and a half and still no service. Thank heavens it's not life threatening. " - Katie

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