Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin

In Elgin and Hampshire, Your Emergency is Our Priority

No matter your emergency or urgent care needs, count on care that’s routinely ranked among the nation’s best in patient satisfaction. Our specially trained physicians and nurses at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions—including life-saving care for heart attack, stroke, respiratory events and trauma. For less serious illness and injuries that need immediate attention, we offer ExpressCare services right in the ER, and expert consultations are readily available for behavioral and mental health concerns. And you have access to it all in 20 minutes or less*--getting you in and back to your life as quickly and safely as possible.

Our Emergency Room is located at:

77 North Airlite Street
Elgin, IL 60123

If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Why Choose Us?

State-of-the-Art ER

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be immersed in an environment specially designed to be as calm, comfortable and private as possible.

Level II Trauma Facility

This distinction by the State of Illinois recognizes our ability to provide rapid, 24-hour emergency care for all critical injuries and injuries. That includes anytime access to our general surgeons, as well as coverage by specialists in orthopedics, neurology, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and more. We also coordinate care with the nearest Level I trauma center, as needed.

Seamless, Coordinated Care

Our ER team works quickly and collaboratively with other departments throughout the hospital to ensure optimal care for our patients:

  • Nationally Recognized Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Meadows Regional Cancer Care Center
  • Respiratory Services
  • Imaging/Radiology
  • Enhanced Intensive Care Unit (eICU)
  • Pharmacy

Proven Protocols When Seconds Count

When it comes to treating heart attack or stroke, early is everything. Our Emergency Department has the processes in place to provide life-saving care in an instant:

  • CODE CARDIAC: This program starts with our Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, who are trained to quickly recognize, treat and manage heart attacks—and relay symptoms directly to the ER physician while en route to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital so care can begin immediately. When a CODE CARDIAC is called, our on- call cardiologist and heart catheterization lab staff are notified and prepared for potential intervention.
  • CODE BAT: The Joint Commission has named Presence Saint Joseph Hospital a Primary Stroke Center for significantly improve patient outcomes. The distinction is highlighted by our stroke protocol—called CODE BAT—which is designed to provide critical assessments and interventions to help prevent brain injury/damage from an acute stroke.

Kids Are Covered

The State of Illinois has certified us as Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP), in recognition of our ability to provide specialized care for our most precious patients. Children of all ages are cared for in our dedicated pediatric emergency care area.

Express Care for Less Serious Conditions

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Express Care, located right in our ER, is designed to put patients with less serious illnesses or injuries on the expressway back to health. Upon your arrival, a nurse in reception will determine if you’re a candidate for urgent care and begin treatment immediately—including ordering X-rays, tests or pain medications. Physicians then have the necessary information at their fingertips to make a prompt and accurate diagnosis. Most patients are treated and on their way home in an hour or less.

*On average, our emergency physicians see about 75 percent of patients in less than 20 minutes. Wait times vary based on each patient’s condition.



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