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Review the latest information on visitor policies, safety procedures, vaccines, and more in the COVID-19 Resource Center.

If you require emergency medical attention, please call 911 to access your local emergency services.

If this is a medical emergency, please call 911.

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Emergency Department

In Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

Unsure what type of care is right for you? Our Symptom Checker can point you in the right direction.

Kishwaukee Hospital Emergency Department Renovation Project in Progress

We are rebuilding our Emergency Department so it can remain a world-class facility that meets the growing needs of our community. The remodel will help our incredible emergency medicine team provide you an even higher level of care.

Renovations include changing the current department layout, which will help reduce wait times. The new Kishwaukee Hospital Emergency Department will have 28 rooms, 3 holding bays and 3 results-waiting bays, for a total of 34 treatment areas. In addition, 7 hall stations will be equipped for overflow. Plans also include a dedicated behavioral health suite, fast-track rooms and state-of-the-art trauma and examination rooms. The renovations will happen in three phases, because our goal is to maintain the same level of emergency care. The first phase (mid-March through mid-October) will be the most visible to you. The other two phases will be complete in Fall 2022.

Kishwaukee Hospital Emergency Department Modernization Project


Whether it’s for chest pain, trauma, or urgent care, emergency physicians are available 24/7 in the Kishwaukee Hospital Emergency Department.

24-hour services include:

  • Lab
  • Radiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Social services
  • Hospitalist (if admission is necessary)

As soon as you walk in the door, an emergency medical technician will greet you at the reception desk, assess the nature of your injury or illness and determine next steps. People with the most critical conditions are treated first. 

Flu Season Alert

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider to determine appropriate testing and treatment for flu. Learn more about when to seek medical care for flu-like symptoms.

While patient volumes will fluctuate throughout the flu season, current Emergency Department wait-times have stabilized. Thank you for your patience.  

Patient and Visitor Information

Hours of Operation

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Visits from family and friends can bring patients the warmth, comfort, encouragement and support they need to heal. 

Northwestern Medicine encourages you to spend time with your loved ones and friends during their hospital stay. Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital offers a wide range of information, resources and amenities to help make your experience convenient, comfortable and efficient.

Worship Services

A nondenominational chapel is located on the first floor of Outpatient Services and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Chapel is located around the corner from the Main Lobby.

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Chapel

A nondenominational chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital in Outpatient Services and is open 24/7. The chapel is located around the corner from the Main Lobby.


Open 24 hours a day

Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine facilities offer access to world-class patient care across the greater Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.