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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Oct 15, 2018, 11:09 PM
: "Got to Maryland university ER at 4:00 still waiting to get in arv11:00 on 10/15/2018" - Caroline

Sep 22, 2018, 11:31 AM
: "Went to aurora Sinai on 12th st milwaukee with heavy urinary tract bleeding and sat for over 4 hrs waiting to be seen it was obvious r\r\nThat government funded health plan s took a lot longer to see.private health plans were given preference" - Gerald

Aug 12, 2018, 4:42 PM
: "Went to Bayhealth Milford yesterday. Got there at 3:30 pm for a bowel obstruction, severe abdominal pain 8/10, chest pain 5/10, nausea. Saw the triage nurse. Wasn’t brought back until after 11 pm to fast track. Never had anyone with chest pain and an implanted device go to a fast track, revitalized, rechecked, or otherwise approached. Nothing had been addressed until well after being brought back. When I arrived at the hospital, I checked Hospitalstats, and they indicated the wait time was a 2:55 minutes. I worked as an RN in their facilities for more than 15 years in their ER and other It took about 8 hours to go back. Never saw an employee come into the waiting room to check on anyone else. VERY dissatisfied. God bless the other patients, especially really sick ones." - Ray

Jul 12, 2018, 8:33 AM
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Jun 25, 2018, 3:25 AM
: "I waited at WakeMed in North Raleigh for 7 hrs after telling triage nurse I couldn’t breath. Turned out I had a Pulmonary Embolism and spent 3 days in Cardiac ICU." - Auldcelt

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

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