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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.

Stories



Aug 14, 2022, 9:31 PM
: "80% of the ER patients in SD are undocumented and no insurance....I must have been the only person to whip out a Insurance Card and CC.. Soon it will be 3 and 4 day waiting list... People will die waiting..." - Jon

Aug 12, 2022, 2:04 AM
: "So Margaret waited for over ten hours four days in a row? You can't make this stuff up!! " - MIKE

Aug 07, 2022, 7:38 PM
: "I went to the Asheville ER for a visit on Aug4th. We waited for 3 hours and left there were still 19 people in front of me. The staff were so rude. I understand there short handed but when you have hospital staff that have time to make fun of people and have time to sit and cut up with each other you have time to do your job. The new company that took over our hospital system sucks and so do there new employees " - Kimberly

Aug 05, 2022, 4:44 PM
: "Waited 10.5 hours at mercy south before leaving in my own regard " - Theresa

Aug 05, 2022, 10:37 AM
: "I spent 5 1/2 hours in Kenmore Mercy last Sept. I spent the last 2 1/2 hours crying I was in so much pain. People waiting to be checked out for COVID ended up walking out after 3+ hours. " - Deeanna

Aug 03, 2022, 5:00 PM
: "I have been at parkwest for 7 hours others have been here 18 plus hours. No hope in sight " - Shulynn

Jul 31, 2022, 11:57 PM
: "Still waiting with chest pains (heart). It’s been over TEN HOURS so far. " - James

Jul 31, 2022, 9:49 AM
: "I have been waiting as a cardiac patient for over 8 hours to be seen after triage at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Absolutely ridiculous. " - Margaret

Jul 30, 2022, 5:53 PM
: "I have been waiting as a cardiac patient for over 8 hours to be seen after triage at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Absolutely ridiculous. " - Margaret

Jul 29, 2022, 10:53 PM
: "I have been waiting as a cardiac patient for over 8 hours to be seen after triage at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Absolutely ridiculous. " - Margaret

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