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

If this is a medical emergency, please call 911.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Department

In Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Overview

The Emergency Department at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is certified as a Level I trauma center and stroke center. Northwestern Memorial also offers high-quality specialty emergency and trauma services.

Having a Level I designation means that the emergency department at Northwestern Memorial has demonstrated that it has trained and capable personnel available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for diagnosing and treating the most critically injured patients with life-threatening injuries. As a Level I facility, we are capable of providing total care for every aspect of an injury, from prevention to intensive care to rehabilitation.

We are also prepared to provide specialized care in all types of emergencies, including statewide and region-wide emergencies. To learn more about the criteria to be designated as a Level I trauma center, view the related Illinois State Administrative Code.*

Parking and Transportation

Parking is available at discounted rates for patients and visitors of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Download Parking Map

Parking Rates

Standard Parking

Up to 7 Hours: $12 7 to 24 Hours: $26

Parking Validation

Parking garage tickets must be validated each time a car is parked. Without validation, regular garage rates will apply. You can validate your ticket at the customer service desks on the first and second floors.

Patient and Visitor Information

Hours of Operation

Monday
Open 24 hours
Tuesday
Open 24 hours
Wednesday
Open 24 hours
Thursday
Open 24 hours
Friday
Open 24 hours
Saturday
Open 24 hours
Sunday
Open 24 hours
Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers several amenities, including flower and gift shops, online services, and food and beverage options, for your convenience. Download our Services and Amenities Map.

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.