Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
2900 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
View a map and directions. Parking is available outside the emergency entrance, by valet at the main entrance and in the hospital parking garage.
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: 06/19/2019 - 11:00 AM
* Estimated wait time from arrival until seeing a physician.
Emergency Care at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
When a medical emergency happens, you want the best possible care as quickly as possible. At Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, our experienced physicians, nurses and support staff are ready at a moment’s notice to provide fast, effective care. Features of our emergency care include:
Superior Care for Chest Pain
We have earned national Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). That means we provide a faster, higher level of care to patients with heart attack symptoms. Our physicians, nurses and support staff are trained to:
Find out more about our cardiovascular care program.
Expert Treatment for Stroke
When stroke strikes, there’s not a minute to lose. Our emergency team works quickly using the latest treatments for stroke, providing the best chances for a complete recovery. Presence Saint Joseph has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ and is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. That means that we meet and exceed national standards for rapid-response stroke care that significantly improves outcomes for our patients. Our dedicated stroke program offers:
Learn more about our neuroscience and stroke care program.
Dedicated to Patient Satisfaction
We’re proud that our satisfaction scores rank among the best in the nation—a testament to a team that consistently provides the highest level of care to patients of all ages. Our emergency department features a specially designed décor that provides a quiet, calm atmosphere. We offer a large family lounge with WiFi, and blinds in each treatment suite to protect your privacy.
*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.