The University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital is a full-service community hospital positioned in Chicago’s Southland for nearly a century. Following its merger with UChicago Medicine in late 2016, Ingalls Memorial is also now firmly positioned at the forefront of healthcare.

Ingalls Memorial remains committed to preventing, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating your illness and injury while continuing to advance our treatment of more complex conditions through close collaboration with UChicago Medicine’s team of world-class clinicians and researchers. This academic-powered, integrated approach has recently been adopted across specialty areas that include oncology, heart and vascular, orthopaedics, otolaryngology (ENT), women’s health, and digestive diseases. See a list of all the specialties at Ingalls Memorial.

In addition to inpatient care, our network of skilled community physicians provides an array of other services in convenient outpatient facilities, including on-site X-rays, mammography, laboratory services, cancer screening, other radiology services, and echo and stress testing.

Preparing for a Test, Procedure or Surgery

  • Insurance cards - as listed for outpatient procedures below
  • Photo ID
  • Personal belongings - such as your bathrobe, slippers or contact lens case
  • Telephone calling cards - you'll need a calling card to call outside eight miles of the Harvey calling area
  • Small amount of cash - in case you want to buy a newspaper or snack
  • Emergency contact phone number
  • Depending on the test or procedure, it may be a good idea to have someone drive you home. Ask your doctor or nurse beforehand
  • Large amounts of cash or credit cards
  • Jewelry or other valuable items
  • Blow dryers, laptop computers or other electrical appliances
  • Scissors

Insurance cards

Including primary and secondary insurances for the following:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private insurance
  • Commercial insurance
  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
  • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)

Learn more about insurance plans.

Physician orders or referrals

To make sure that we have all the information we need, physician orders should contain the following:

  • Type of test ordered
  • Diagnosis
  • Listed signs and symptoms
  • Physician signature


First, don't worry. If you're scheduled for an elective surgery (a surgery that's not an emergency,) you'll be contacted by customer advance services and Pre-admission testing to get pre-registered and to discuss any special instructions that you'll need to know for the procedure.

Second, bring your insurance card and photo ID to pre-registration and/or pre-admission testing.

And finally, the best way to mentally prepare yourself for the procedure is to talk to your doctor. If you have any questions during your pre-admission interview, feel free to talk to the pre-admission staff. If they can't answer your question, they'll find someone who can.

Patient Advocacy

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial provides a Patient Representative whose primary responsibility is to the patient. If you have issues or concerns about anything at Ingalls, from your care to your wheelchair, the Patient Representative can help.

  • Helps when you or a family member has questions regarding Medical care, treatment or services provided at the hospital
  • Serves as a liaison between patients, physicians, nurses and other leadership
  • Functions as a neutral party to investigate problems and help find solutions

If you need a patient representative, you can call 708-915-5115. Patient representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For urgent matters that require assistance during the evenings, weekend or holidays, please call an Administrative Coordinator at 708-333-2300.

Visiting Hours

General Visiting Hours

Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Departments with Special Visiting Hours

  • Cardiac surgery unit
  • Intensive care unit/Critical care unit (ICU/CCU)
  • Maternity suites
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry

Call 708-333-2300 for special visiting hours.

Resources for Patients and Visitors at Ingalls Memorial Hospital

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