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Northwestern Medicine proudly opened the current Lake Forest Hospital in March 2018. This state-of-the-art facility continues a long-standing commitment to deliver world-class medicine to the region, while using its natural surroundings to create a healing, tranquil environment for our patients, visitors and staff. Take the virtual tour.
The hospital features advanced technology and increased privacy for patients and visitors. It is part of a redeveloped campus that provides access to primary, specialty and emergency care, as well as a seamless pathway to specialty care from throughout the Northwestern Medicine health system. This includes access to leading-edge clinical trials through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, an integration that also fosters an environment of academic inquiry and innovative research.
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is ranked as the No. 12 hospital in Illinois and the Chicago metro area according to U.S. News & World Report, 2022-2023. Lake Forest Hospital has also earned national rankings in Pulmonary and Lung Surgery (No. 28). More than 800 physicians practice at Lake Forest Hospital, board-certified in 73 medical specialties. For a list of the Northwestern Medical Group physicians at Lake Forest Hospital, download this PDF.
Parking and Transportation
The hospital Main Entrance is located at 1000 North Westmoreland Road. Both valet and self-parking options are available in Parking Lots 1 and 2.
Patients of the Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital can use the hospital’s dedicated North Entrance and Parking Lot 1.
The Emergency Department and Maternity Services are located inside the hospital’s South Entrance. A circle drive can be used for patient drop-off, while close self-parking is available in Lot 3.
Patient parking for the Bays (900) and McGaw (800) medical office buildings is located just east of the McGaw Medical Building. Patients and visitors can also park in a new lot adjacent to the 700 building.
Parking lot 8 is closed for construction.Download Parking Map
Up to 7 Hours: Free 7 to 24 Hours: Free
Valet Hours of Operation
Parking Lots and Entrances
Disability and foreign language services
- Language interpreters: Interpreter services and an AT&T language line are available for non-English-speaking patients. To help ensure a smooth hospital stay, please tell your care team in advance about your language needs. Respect for cultural practices and beliefs, and adherence to a strict code of ethics, which includes the patient’s right to privacy and confidentiality, are upheld at all times.
- Resources for the hearing impaired: If you or a loved one has a hearing impairment, a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), a CapTel phone for a listen/view option and telephone amplifiers are all available. Contact the Communications Department for more information. Closed-captioned television programming, and video cassettes or DVD players are also available, depending on your hospital location.
Patient and Visitor Information
- Lake Forest Hospital Gift Shop
- Lake Forest Hospital Café
An automatic teller machine is located on the ground floor next to the cafeteria.
Hotels and Lodging
Lake Forest Hospital has partnered with the Residence Inn Lake Forest/Mettawa to offer a reduced room rate for patients and visitors. Please call 847.615.2701 and let them know you are a guest of Lake Forest Hospital, or visit the hotel's website at marriott.com/CHILK and enter code NMH under the “Special Rates” section of the booking tool.
See below for other area hotels:
Lake Forest Hospital Chapel
Located in the southeast corner of the hospital in Pavilion F and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Chapel provides space for prayer, reflection and meditation. All people and all faith traditions are welcome. Spiritual items such as sacred texts, prayer rugs, rosaries and prayer books are available.
Open 24 hours a day