Emergency Medicine 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 and Provident Hospital. 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 emergency medicine 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 Provident Hospital, 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