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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

If this is a medical emergency, please call 911. For other urgent care needs, please see one of our immediate care locations.

If this is a medical emergency, please call 911.

Overview

Northwestern Medicine proudly opened its new Lake Forest Hospital in March of 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 all private inpatient rooms, 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 network. This includes access to leading-edge clinical trials through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, an integration that also fosters an environment of world-class patient care, academic inquiry and innovative research.

Over 700 physicians practice at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, board-certified in 68 medical specialties included regionally recognized specialties of geriatricsorthopaedics and urology departments. For a list of the Northwestern Medical Group physicians at Lake Forest Hospital, download this PDF.

Lake Forest Hospital continues to be recognized for excellence. It is consistently included as one of the top hospitals in Illinois and Chicago by U.S. News & World Report and also has received Magnet© designation, the gold standard for nursing excellence and innovation.

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 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 and McGaw 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.

As always, patients and visitors to the medical office buildings are encouraged to take advantage of our complimentary valet service, located at the main hospital and the main entrances of the Bays (900) and the McGaw (800) Medical Buildings.

Parking Rates

Valet

Valet Parking is complimentary and available during the following hours:

  • 900 Building Entrance 7:30 am–5:00 pm
  • 800 Building Entrance 7:30 am–5:00 pm
  • Hospital Main Entrance 5:30 am–5:00 pm

Up to 7 Hours: Free 7 to 24 Hours: Free

Parking Lots and Entrances

Building Entrance Parking Lot

Accessibility

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 doctor and 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, Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), 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

Visiting Hours

Monday
5:30 am–9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am–9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am–9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am–9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am–9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 am–9:00 pm
Sunday
5:30 am–9:00 pm

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.

Cafe 

Located on the Lower Level and accessible from the main lobby.You’ll find traditional comfort food, pizzas and entrées baked in a hearth oven, fresh salads and sandwiches, breakfast and many other unique offerings.
  • Monday through Friday: 7 am–7 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7 am–3 pm 

Vending

Packaged vending options are available in the waiting area of the Emergency Department.

Healing art

Lake Forest Hospital houses hundreds of pieces of dynamic art that emphasize tranquility and healing. The collection features both local and international artists, and includes photography, paintings and hand-crafted glass, metal and wood.

Visitor boardwalk and walking paths

The exterior boardwalk runs along the east side of the hospital and curves around the reflecting pond and waterfall. The boardwalk is perfect for waiting, walking or relaxing.

The hospital campus supports health, wellness and community enjoyment, with 7,000 feet of walking and biking paths, hundreds of newly planted trees and serene views of nature. The map below shows where the various tree species are planted on our redesigned campus.

Visitors play an important role in helping patients recover. To maintain a healing environment and enable patients to rest, however, we ask that family and friends honor the following hours and guidelines for visits. 

Each patient will be informed of his/her visitation rights. Patients may withdraw or deny consent to calls and visitors at any time. Visitors are not restricted, limited or otherwise denied visitation privileges based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, Vietnam or other veteran status or any other status protected by relevant law.

Visiting hours

General visiting hours: 5:30 am–9:00 pm

All visitors are asked to check in at the concierge desk in the lobby to obtain an identification wristband.

Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult other than the patient.

A maximum of two visitors per patient are allowed at one time.

Please review the following exceptions to our general visitor guidelines:

  • Maternity services: Spouses or other designated special guests have open visiting hours. Visiting hours for grandparents, siblings of the newborn(s) and all other visitors are 8:00 am–8:30 pm daily. Other visitors must be 12 years of age or older and are encouraged to visit between 10 am–8 pm daily.
  • Pediatrics: Parents have open visiting hours. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Intensive Cardiac-Care Unit (ICCU): Family members have open visiting hours.
Download our Services and Amenities Map.

Shop

  • Lake Forest Hospital Gift Shop

Dine

  • Lake Forest Hospital Café

Hotels and Lodging

Local services are available to accommodate your needs during your visit at Lake Forest Hospital.

Worship Services

Lake Forest Hospital Chapel

Located in the southeast corner of 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.

1000 N. Westmoreland Road, Pavilion F, Lake Forest, IL

Hours:

Open 24 hours a day

Departments and Services

Main Facility
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

847.234.5600

Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

847.582.2134

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Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services at Lake Forest Hospital

847.535.6183

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Northwestern Medicine Diagnostic Imaging Lake Forest

847.234.5600

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Northwestern Medicine Endocrinology and Metabolism Lake Forest Hospital

847.535.7647

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Northwestern Medicine Endometriosis and Fibroid Care Clinic

847.535.8300

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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Corporate Health

312.926.DOCS (3627)

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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Emergency Department

847.535.6150

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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Labor and Delivery

847.535.6352

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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Neurosciences

312.695.7970

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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Palliative Care

847.582.2134

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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Sleep Disorders Center

847.535.8000

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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Wound Care Center

847.535.7600

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Northwestern Medicine Mental Health Lake Forest Hospital

847.535.6489

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Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics Lake Forest Hospital

847.535.8500

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Northwestern Medicine Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery Lake Forest

312.694.PFDS (7337)

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Wood-Prince Family Stroke Center

847.535.7658

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Behavioral Health
Northwestern Medicine Mental Health Lake Forest Hospital

847.535.6489

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Cancer Care
Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

847.582.2134

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Cardiovascular Care
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services at Lake Forest Hospital

847.535.6183

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Emergency Medicine
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Emergency Department

847.535.6150

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Employee and Occupational Health
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Corporate Health

312.926.DOCS (3627)

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Imaging Services
Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

847.582.2134

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Northwestern Medicine Diagnostic Imaging Lake Forest

847.234.5600

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Orthopaedics
Northwestern Medicine Orthopaedics Lake Forest Hospital

847.535.8500

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Pediatrics
Cancer Center at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

847.582.2134

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Pulmonary
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services at Lake Forest Hospital

847.535.6183

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Rehabilitation Services
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services at Lake Forest Hospital

847.535.6183

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Women's Health
Northwestern Medicine Endometriosis and Fibroid Care Clinic

847.535.8300

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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Labor and Delivery

847.535.6352

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Northwestern Medicine Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery Lake Forest

312.694.PFDS (7337)

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Wound Care
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Wound Care Center

847.535.7600

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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 #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.



Related Resources

Campus Map

For a list of the Northwestern Medical Group physicians at Lake Forest Hospital, download this PDF.