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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.


Apr 12, 2024, 9:38 PM
: "My mother has been in the ER lobby of Hillcrest Hospital, Tulsa Ok, for 5 hours. She has stage four metastatic bone cancer. I brought her here to hopefully get her pain under control, or at least a little relief. She’s in extreme pain, but she hasn’t seen a doctor yet. " - Vanessa

Apr 09, 2024, 12:10 PM
: "Stay away from Melbourne regional hospital. Went in there with a dog bite injury. I had the series of rabies vaccine since I was starting vet school. The doctor stated you need to do these shots per CDC. I refused themsince I had just recently had them. He said are you refusing treatment. I said I’m refusing the shots. They refused to clean the wounds that were still bleeding. He refused to do stitches and they refuse to dress(cover) the wounds. The nurse stated if you refuse the shots we cannot do anything for you. The doctor came out and stated you will die with out the shots. I said you go look again at CDC. Well the next morning the health department calls me. Dr sent them Faldo information. I told her what happen and she stated that I didn’t need them but even if I refused the shot they still should have attended to the wounds" - Monique

Apr 03, 2024, 9:26 PM
: "Umass Memorial Health worcester 4.5 hours and still waiting. As a cardiac patient with symptoms!" - John

Mar 22, 2024, 3:31 AM
: "CMH Ventura- 4 Hours and counting!! Pathetic." - Jeanne

Mar 17, 2024, 11:13 PM
: "At ate a health bad wait" - Ty

Mar 15, 2024, 2:43 AM
: "Been waiting at WHC for 4.5 hours. No end in sight" - Tracy

Mar 06, 2024, 5:56 PM
: "It is a joke. My SO waited 15 hours before he left. Now new day and by DR orders is back again for 102.6 fever and 130 + heartrate" - Tami

Feb 28, 2024, 6:58 PM
: "Currently been at North Bay waiting for 4 hours.... and counting. " - Jim

Feb 27, 2024, 8:23 PM
: "Been at jackson general for 4 hours now, I’m hungry and sleepy" - Heaven

Feb 27, 2024, 3:59 PM
: "Currently waiting 4 hours now at Kaiser Kearney Mesa. Full waiting room at 1pm." - Marina

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