Presence Saint Francis Hospital
355 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Emergency department wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
Last Updated: 06/20/2019 - 7:00 AM
* Estimated wait time from arrival until seeing a physician.
Saint Francis Hospital: Expert Trauma and Emergency Care
If you or your loved one suffers a life-threatening injury or illness, it’s reassuring to know that world-class emergency care is right around the corner. As a Level I Trauma Center, Presence Saint Francis Hospital provides the highest level of emergency and trauma care for critically ill patients of all ages.
From trauma prevention through rehabilitation and every emergency in between, we’re always ready to provide the fast, effective care you need. We offer:
Nationally Recognized Expertise in Emergency Services
At Presence Saint Francis, the hospital overall and our emergency department have received accreditations from national health care organizations for our excellent emergency care, including:
Your care team in our Emergency and Trauma Center has advanced training and certifications in emergency care, including:
Highest Quality Care for Chest Pain
In 2003, Presence Saint Francis was the first in Illinois to receive chest pain center accreditation from the SCPC. We’re now a Cycle IV Center, which means we provide the highest level of comprehensive care for patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.
For our Evanston community, that means we have the best processes in place to:
Our Emergency Department is steps away from the Galvin Heart Center and Chest Pain Center, offering our patients additional resources for complete heart attack care. With experienced cardiac specialists and advanced tools such as two state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization suites, we provide comprehensive heart attack treatment when you need it most.
Find out more about our cardiovascular care program at the Paul V. Galvin Heart Center.
Expert Care for Stroke
When stroke strikes, two million brain cells are lost every minute. The stroke experts at Presence Saint Francis provide emergency medical care using the latest treatments for stroke—greatly improving the chances of recovery. The Joint Commission has designated Presence Saint Francis as a Primary Stroke Center. That means that we meet and exceed national standards for stroke care, with a commitment to providing the best possible patient outcomes.
Our dedicated stroke program offers:
Learn more about our neuroscience and stroke care program.
*The wait time represents the time it takes to see a qualified medical professional, defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). Emergency department wait times represent a rolling average updated every 15 minutes. Wait time is defined as the period of time between the patient’s arrival until the patient is greeted by a qualified medical professional. Patients are triaged at arrival and are then seen by a qualified medical professional in priority order based on their presenting complaint and reason for visit.