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.

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.


Oct 20, 2017, 5:05 AM
: "Terrible experience.. dont write \r\nPain medication???? What is it made for????" - Bryant

Oct 03, 2017, 7:25 AM
: "So last night i took my daughter to kent general and we waiting 8 hour for her to be seen and she was never seen after 8 hour so we left " - Amber

Sep 28, 2017, 9:13 AM
: "gulf breeze baptist "the worst" ER I have been in ever. arrived by ambulance, put in a room hooked up co, bp cuff none of which where hooked up to anything. not one person came in the room. ambulance put in IV. after 40 min I walked out.. 10 min later they{er guy and hospital police] came out while I was waiting for a ride, to take iv out. Then sent me a bill for $1,000." - Jane

Sep 26, 2017, 5:26 PM
: "This was the worst experience i had with a hospital over three hours wait time. Came in with severe headache got nothing to help with pain and i am a 87 year old male. Have to wait ror test results and no. Comes in to see if you are okay or need anything i would and am not coming here again" - William

Sep 12, 2017, 3:58 AM
: "Why these hours of wait time became normal?\r\nFor the bills we pay getting treated like crap.\r\nWhy not to add more staff to serve.\r\nRedicilous." - Andrey

Aug 08, 2017, 2:31 PM
: "Bakersfield Memorial Hospital\r\n\r\nI came in for rectal bleeding and clots. They checked my vitals for the first time after 2 1/2 hours in the waiting room, and the nurse that does vitals had been talking with the other girls not doing her job during this time.I blead through my clothes during the 10 1/2 hour wait in the waiting room, at one point I passed out outside when they called me and when i woke up and asked them if they called my name the nurse gave me a attitude and said she has called my name 2x and waited for me to leave so I asked the lady next to hea how many people at the moment are in front of me at which point they told me there are 3-5 people in front of me. After 2 more hours I left" - Kimberly

Aug 07, 2017, 8:04 PM
: "Came in for vomiting Verrigo, they helped me but didn look in my ears or nasel. I asked them to see if I may have sinus.. Came back less then week later still not better... 3 1/2 hours still waiting ..told my symptoms to 7 people staffed here and still I'm here no relief and staff is laughing and talking about dinner plans... 8/7/17" - Julie

Aug 07, 2017, 4:34 AM
: "My Dad died of a routine flexible biopsy. He bled out on the chair. He died just like Joan Rivers. The hospital went out of their way to deny an autopsy. Still haven't received all hospital records 6 years later. Dr. Jeffery Collins was quoted on KREM in in 2007 as saying money comes before people by Doctor Jovanvich who resigned as chief of the ER. The crosses in the rooms should be turned upside down. If I get sick, I will seek treatment in Seattle. I would rather die than get sick in Spokane. Quack $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$" - Tomsic

Aug 04, 2017, 8:54 PM
: "My mom at baptist hospital ER as i type this. She on her 7th hr of waiting to be seen, this is crazy she has insurance and is there for what urgent care thought might be a major problem that could require emergency surgery and she waiting already 7 hour without seeing a doctor. This is plan 3rd world country crazy. Baptist needs to get there stuff together. terrible terrible medical ER experience and the sad thing is there nothing we can do about it. I keep waiting for someone to knell over dead waiting to be seen." - Crystal

Aug 01, 2017, 10:18 AM
: "7-31-17 Acadian ambulance services drove my wife to a hospital that they knew had 2 hr wait time and put her n wheelchair passed out with me and 8 yr old son to hold her up and hold like bag for her ,upon asking Acadian ambulance service to pls drive my wife to Our Lady of lake in Walker (20 min) east they informed me I had to call 911 iwhile I stood holding my wife up and they would dispatch my to Acadian upon contact on phone I was told they would not transport her (with 4 ambulances sitting out side .then I had to literally fight with them to load her up in my personal truck to transport her to OLOL in walker that treated us like we were in the penthouse of Trump tower .Thanks to all of the great folks at Our Lady of the Lake (Walker LA)\r\n IF IM ON MY DEATHBED I WOULD PASS UP NORTH OAKS HOSPITAL AND NEVER USE ACADIAN AMBULANCE " - Jamie

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