Coronavirus Alert: Wait times are statistical averages and may not reflect current wait times during the pandemic.

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.

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


Nov 29, 2022, 9:18 PM
: "Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn Il Super Bed Experience Waiting in ER For 5 Hours Nobody care about you health Special Wen You have Blood Clots Please Don’t ignore people " - Marcin

Nov 29, 2022, 9:17 PM
: "Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn Il Super Bed Experience Waiting in ER For 5 Hours Nobody care about you health Special Wen You have Blood Clots Please Don’t ignore people " - Marcin

Nov 29, 2022, 8:15 PM
: "It's 7:13pm. 11/29. We just signed in at the ER. Let's see how long till they see my husband... I'll keep ya posted. Tks. Prayers to all." - Becky

Nov 29, 2022, 10:01 AM
: "I took my mom 82 years old, here last night, and waited 8.5 hours. They forgot to do an X-ray and offered to put us back in line for one after 8.5 hours. We just couldn’t take it any longer. The ER was full so the doctor saw us in a chair in a hallway." - Rachel

Nov 29, 2022, 12:52 AM
: "Was in Triage roomwithin ten minutes. Now this 5 1/2 hour wait in the waiting room is unacceptable and I’m still not seen. It’s almost midnight. " - Dave

Nov 28, 2022, 7:31 AM
: "Terrible. Currently I’ve been in here since 11:30 pm and I’m still in the lobby. And on top of that, there’s four folks ahead of me and one who came in after me that needs more attention than I do. This place is terrible. My Third experience here and my first for myself and every time I’ve had issues and 4 plus hours of wait. Folks are rude too.. makes sense why rude people are a fan of this place. " - Duston

Nov 27, 2022, 11:12 PM
: "It says at the VERY TOP!!!! Coronavirus Alert: Wait times are statistical averages and may not reflect current wait times during the pandemic.

Its an average wait time! To all that are complaining….. read before u comment ur horrible comments, ur just miserable people!
This service is great! And im glad i found this website that gives me AVENGE wait times, and this information is an estimate. Thank you"
- Jessica

Nov 25, 2022, 11:03 PM
: "I have been sick for months now having nausea all the time goes away sometimes I have went to crouse er about 10 times waited a long time just to get a run around and never get true help or answers on what's wrong and they never actually sit and understand. I'm still sick and don't want to go to a er because they don't help me" - Bryonna

Nov 23, 2022, 4:20 PM
: "I was involved in a motor vehicle accident on November 14 and brought to Skowhegan Redington-Fairview hospital it was very busy I was Jaya heart attack I have gotten plenty of attention the lic practitioner thinks he’s a doctor I he did was yell at me for having cokecane in my system witch is false I have a heart condition and that would be the last thing I would do not to mention I am a paramedic it was very busy in there they asked me to pee in a cup when I looked over on the counter there were two cups there then they wanted me to have a chest x-ray of my chest when I got to x-ray they were going to take it of my stomach not my chest the tech checked and found out I was the wrong patient and corrected it they all so bad three techs taking blood from me after a while the lic practitioner started yelling at me for having cockcane in my system witch is false he then called my doctor and told him I just had a knee replacement done and he took me off my pain meds so now I am suffering and in a lot of pain because of this lic Practitioner that doesn’t bother checking out that there was more than one bottle of pee on the counter I told the nurse and she threw one out so now I am suffering because of this incompetent lic Practitioner I hope he is in pain one day and the same thing happens to him . I will never go to this hospital ever again and I am going to let the newspaper know and Portland news thank you for your time and the practitioner knows who he is I just hope you don’t kill patience and cover it up like you did to me you should loose your l license which I am reporting to the licensing board in Gardiner" - James

Nov 22, 2022, 6:50 PM
: "Ridiculous wait time, they are listing the wait is 2 hours yet I have been here for 3 hours and counting. Get a different system mercy or more rooms, people should not have to wait this long that's beyond to long " - Mercy

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