Emergency Services

Our E.R. is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians. Even better, you won’t wait long to see them: our door-to-doctor time averages less than 20 minutes. We’re the only E.R. in the area that can say that.

ER Check-in: Tell us you’re coming.

Have peace of mind knowing our ER team is preparing for your arrival with iTriage’s ER Check-in. You can download the iTriage app for free on your phone or click here to check-in now.

Expertise you can trust

  • For kids - Our E.R. is an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP). This means we’re equipped to provide the highest level of care for kids of all ages.
  • For Seniors - Offering comforts like thicker mattresses, large-button phones, magnifiers and a visit from a social worker for those over 60.
  • For chest pain and stroke - Our E.R. is an accredited Chest Pain Center and Certified Primary Stroke Center, recognizing our expertise in diagnosing and treating heart attack and stroke symptoms.


We’re home to the newest E.R. on the lakefront. Take a look at our new E.R.

Our new E.R. features a soothing, specially engineered décor designed to keep the emergency department as quiet and comfortable as possible. We added a comfortable family lounge area with wireless capabilities, glass doors and blinds in each suite to honor your privacy and a fast-track observation area for patients who need to get in, get treated and get back home to their lives as quickly and comfortably as possible. Read the news release about our new E.R.

Skilled Specialists, Advanced Technology

Whether it's a minor injury or life-threatening emergency, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital consistently provides the highest level of care to those of all ages. Plus, we have advanced technology — including state-of-the-art imaging to quickly diagnose medical problems and provide the best- possible treatment. We have a wide range of specialists available around the clock — including cardiologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, gastroenterologists and other specialists. In an emergency, our goal is to provide exceptional care to you and your family — so that you regain your health and can return home again.

* Disclaimer: On average, doctors see about 75 percent of patients in less than 20 minutes. Wait times vary based on patient condition.

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Special Features

  • Top cardiovascular hospital

    Recognized as a 2014 Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by Truven Health Analytics. Learn more.

  • Accreditation Earned

    Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics earns national accreditation from the ACS.

  • Academic Center of Excellence

    Named an Academic Center of Excellence by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Learn more.

  • We need your voice!

    Our legislators are tackling issues that impact on our ability to live our mission. Learn more ยป

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