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Pre-Admission & Scheduling Information

Scheduling Information

Choose an appointment time or schedule outpatient tests and procedures that fit your routine. Call Central Scheduling to schedule an appointment.

847‑618‑3700
Monday–Friday: 7:00 am–7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Pre-Admission Testing

At Northwest Community Hospital, we want you to be as informed as possible before your surgical procedure. So, before you arrive, please read through the following:

Registering for a Surgery

A registration representative will call you prior to surgery to set up a pre-admission testing appointment, if necessary, and to pre-register you for your procedure. You can contact the pre-registration department at 847‑618‑3775.

Pre-Admission Testing Location

This department is located on the second floor of the North Pavilion. Enter through the North Entrance and proceed directly to the second floor via the north elevators. Please inform the second-floor receptionist that you are scheduled for pre-admission testing. View the campus map. Please bring the following, if applicable:

  • Your insurance cards
  • Written referral form
  • Pre-certification number from your health plan
  • Copayment
  • All of the current medications you are taking in their original bottles—this includes prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements and vitamins
  • A list of your allergies
What to Expect During Pre-Admission Testing

During your pre-admission testing appointment, you will meet with a registered nurse (R.N.) to complete your health history and receive detailed instructions about your upcoming surgery. You may also meet with the nurse practitioner or anesthesiologist, and have all necessary testing completed depending on your medical history. You may need to have the following taken:

  • Blood test
  • Urinalysis
  • EKG
  • Blood pressure
  • Chest X-ray
Parking

You can park in Parking Garage B or the adjacent lots. Free valet parking is also available at the North Entrance.

Special Transportation Needs

NCH provides an affordable, accessible Courtesy Van (Monday–Friday: 6:30 am–5:30 pm) for individuals who are traveling to or from the hospital campus for medical reasons. The fee is $5 cash. Its boundaries are Route 22 to the north, Cook/DuPage line to the south, Route 59 to the west and I‑294 to the east. Facilities are wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 847‑618‑6480. Additional transportation options are also available.

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