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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.


May 13, 2022, 12:20 PM
: "I took my husband to Parkside after Walk in Clinic sent him by ambulance due to him being diabetic, throwing up with high blood pressure. He sat in a wheelchair for over 6 hours & was never saw a doctor nor was his vital signs taken. Very disappointed." - Connie

May 06, 2022, 12:01 PM
: "Rockledge regional always takes forever. Viera hospital usually gets patients in very quickly. I think the longest I've had to sit in the waiting room is MAYBE 30 minutes tops." - Carolyn

May 03, 2022, 11:23 PM

- Lyndsay

May 02, 2022, 12:02 AM
: "Had a finger tip cut off in kitchen accident. Lots of bleeding. Waited 4+ hours. Bled on the chairs. They have signs that say "triage" but it was first come, first served. I'm no doctor but all others ahead in ER line seemed fine, as if they in DMV line. A guy said someone died waiting last week. The wait room was filthy - felt like third world country infrastructure. The staff seemed disinterested is the polite description. Gtown hospital has $100Ms for new buildings but cant deliver the very basics of care, as in stop the bleeding. How does this happen in Georgetown?" - Jac

Apr 29, 2022, 2:15 AM
: "destroyed my mother.." - patrick

Apr 26, 2022, 8:44 AM
: "Franklin squares ER has the worst wait times in the world and thier sense of urgency is even worse. They keep apologizing but yet the wait continues. I seriously think the hospitals ER Dept needs to get it together. " - Melanie

Apr 26, 2022, 1:46 AM
: "Came in ER at 5pm. Still sitting in waiting room 9 hours later!!
- Bryan

Apr 25, 2022, 12:47 AM
: "This hospital has always been ridiculously slow, regardless of how busy they are. I can’t remember a time I came here and have waited less than 3 hours. " - Lulu

Apr 25, 2022, 12:47 AM
: "This hospital has always been ridiculously slow, regardless of how busy they are. I can’t remember a time I came here and have waited less than 3 hours. " - Lulu

Apr 21, 2022, 2:50 AM
: "4 hours and counting to get out of here...." - Bm

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