Illinois Masonic Medical Center is located at 836 W. Wellington in Chicago.
Enhancing Emergency Care in Your Community
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is one of Chicago's leading hospitals with an emergency and trauma center that has served the north side community for over 100 years. Now, we are expanding the emergency department to offer patients enhanced care and a premier facility with the latest technological advancements and faster service.
For more information about Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's emergency department call us at 773.975.1600.
Frequently asked questions
What are the visiting hours and guidelines?
Visitors are limited to two per patient. For a visitation request of three or more visitors per patient, the reception desk will contact the patient care unit. Visitation by children under 12 occurs in the company of an adult and must be supervised at all times. Visitors must pick up a guest pass at the information desk.
For purposes of the hospital-wide visitation policy, “family” means any person who plays a significant role in an individual’s life. This may include a person not legally related to the individual. Members of “family” include spouses, domestic partners and both different-sex and same-sex significant others. “Family” includes a minor patient’s parents, regardless of the gender of either parent. Solely for the purposes of the visitation policy, the concept of parenthood is to be liberally construed without limitation as encompassing legal parents, foster parents, same-sex parents, stepparents, those serving in loco parentis and other persons operating in caretaker roles.
General visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the following exceptions:
Hours of Visitation
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU): 24 hours a day, two visitors at a time
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): 24 hours a day for parents; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for others, accompanied by a parent
Labor & Delivery Unit: 24 hours a day for support person and two visitors at a time; all visitors must be age 12 or older
Mother & Baby Unit: 24 hours a day for support person; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for up to four visitors at a time; all visitors, excluding siblings, must be age 12 or older
Alternative Birthing Center: Open visitation 24 hours a day; siblings must be accompanied by an adult
Psychiatric Unit: Monday through Friday, 7 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.
Pediatric Unit: Parents 24 hours a day, up to two additional visitors between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Smoking policy? Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center has adopted a smoke-free policy in cooperation with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for patients, staff and visitors. Smoking is not allowed in patient rooms, hallways, bathrooms, cafeterias or elsewhere in medical center buildings. Patients are prohibited from smoking except when authorized by a physician's prescription. Smoking is not permitted on the hospital entrance ramp or Emergency Room entrance.
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What are the amenities and conveniences such as lodging for visitors, gift shop and cafeteria?
The hospital has two apartments that can be rented for an overnight stay by members of a patient's family. They are located in the Warren N. Barr Tower, adjacent to the hospital on Nelson Street. These rooms are usually booked in advance, but you may check theiravailability by calling patient relations at 773.296.8230.
For information regarding area lodging, contact the Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau at 312.567.8500. Due to the frequently changing status of area hotels and motels, the hospital makes no official recommendations for lodging facilities.
The gift shop, located in the lobby, offers everything from flowers and cards to stuffed animals and clothing items. The gift shop is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Advocate Online Flower Shop can create and deliver unique, fresh or artificial, floral arrangements, as well as blooming and green plants to hospital patients and Advocate associates. Orders may be placed online 7 days a week, 24 hours a day but are reviewed and processed only during the retail shop's normal business hours. The retail shop, located at Lutheran General Hospital, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Our shop is closed on Sundays and major holidays. If you have any questions regarding hours, holidays observed, delivery times or any other information, please call 847.723.8727 or e-mail AHC-FlowerShop@advocatehealth.com.
The Courtyard Café is located on the first floor behind the information desk. The café serves hot and cold specialties, deli-style sandwiches, soup and dessert. The hours for the Courtyard Café are:
Monday through Friday - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the caf? is closed. Please use the cafeteria on the ground floor.
Vistors may purchase coffee, soft drinks and snacks from the vending area located on the ground floor on the east side of the building.
Several hospital staff members are notary publics. For more information, contact the department of social work at 773.296.5930 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Where do I park?
Valet service is available on the ramp at the main entrance of 836 W. Wellington. There are two parking garages the Halsted garage at Wellington and Halsted, and the Wellington garage at Wellington and the L tracks. Parking is charged at an hourly rate with validation available for visitors. If parking tickets are validated, the cost is $4 for 0 to 6 hours and $8 for 6 to 24 hours. Validation may be obtained at the information desk in the main lobby or on the first floor of the Medical Office Center.
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What if I have a complaint, concern or comment?
We realize patients, their family members or visiting friends may experience problems or have concerns regarding a hospital stay. If for some reason your stay and care have not met your expectations, ask to speak with the manager of the unit or department caring for you. If he or she is unable to help you, please call a patient relations representative at 773.296.8230.
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If I have questions or concerns about paying my hospital bill, what should I do?
If you would like to discuss your bill, you should call a hospital financial counselor at the phone number on your billing statement. The financial counselor will review payment options that may be available to you. Such options include, applying for Illinois Medicaid, KidCare or Family Care programs, Illinois Crime Victims Fund, interest-free extended payment plans and charity care consideration. To help make the process easier to understand, Advocate can provide you a financial counselor who speaks your language.
For more information, please review our brochure, "Understanding Hospital Bills and Health Insurance Claims." Para más información por favor lea nuestro folleto "Entienda las facturas del hospital y la manera de hacer reclamos a su seguro médico."
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Is Illinois Masonic an equal opportunity employer?
Illinois Masonic's Equal Employment Opportunity policy reads, "Consistent with our philosophy of Human Ecology and our values, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's policy is to ensure that in every interaction with our associates, we act fairly, are conscious of our biases and employ people without regard to their race, color, creed, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation or disabilities."
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