Medicina de emergencia includes any conditions that require immediate medical assistance.

Cook County Health’s emergency departments care for over 120,000 patients each year at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital y Hospital Providente. Stroger Hospital is the busiest Level 1 Trauma Center in Illinois.

Cook County Health’s two emergency rooms are fully equipped to handle a variety of medical emergencies, including (but not limited to):

  • Broken bones 
  • Chest pain 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Emergency cancer care
  • Emergency ultrasound services 
  • Heart attacks
  • Heavy or uncontrolled bleeding 

  • Loss of consciousness 
  • Strokes 
  • Severe pain 
  • Toxicology services, including overdoses or exposure to toxic substances 
  • Trauma or burns  

Stroger Hospital offers a ‘no wait’ Pediatric Emergency Department where our pediatric Medicina de emergencia specialists provide outstanding patient care in a safe and child-focused environment. 


If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately or visit one of our emergency rooms at Stroger Hospital or Hospital Providente, open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

1969 W. Odgen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 864-6000

Provident Hospital of Cook County

500 E. 51st St.
Chicago, IL 60615
(312) 572-2000

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