If you are having a stroke, dial 911 immediately. To contact the Emergency Department on our Lake Forest Campus, please call 847.535.6150.

If this is a medical emergency, please call 911.

Wood-Prince Family Stroke Center at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

In Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital


As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is one of the few state-recognized emergency departments in the area that can accept ambulances with stroke patients.

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.

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

Parking Lots and Entrances

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Patient and Visitor Information

Hours of Operation

By Appointment Only
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We offer a variety of appointment times to best fit our patients' busy schedules. Please call 847.535.7658 to determine the best appointment time for you.


With a strong foundation in emergency medicine, our Wood-Prince Family Stroke Center takes advantage of the outstanding resources* that have already been in place at Lake Forest Hospital for years:

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Emergency Room physicians and staff
  • Radiologic support from Diagnostic Imaging
  • Neurologists and neurosurgeons
  • Critical care teams

The Stroke Center unites these medical personnel with a coordinated, team approach—so that you or a family member receive the best, most appropriate and most efficient care in the event of a stroke.

Why Choose Us

Importance of a Certified Primary Stroke Center

Illinois legislation has established a special set of requirements for hospitals, which are intended to save more stroke patients’ lives and lessen the need for institutional care. The law means that ambulances must travel to a hospital with a stroke-certified emergency room, even if it’s much farther away.

Thanks to a generous endowment gift from the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, Lake Forest Hospital established the Wood-Prince Family Stroke Center—which received accreditation from The Joint Commission in July 2010 as a Certified Primary Stroke Center. This center enables us to enhance our existing stroke care and advance the emergency care we provide to residents of Lake County.


In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.