Explore Our Hospital

Our hospital has a lot to offer you and your loved one on the journey to improved health. Please check out our virtual tour, photo gallery and more to get a better understanding of where you and your loved one will be during the stay. If you have any questions about visitation that is not mentioned in the Visitor Information section, please be sure to give us a call!

Virtual Tour

Kindred Hospital - Chicago - Central Hospital is excited to offer this virtual tour of our building.

Photo Gallery

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Visitor Information

For your safety, your loved one and all others in our hospital, we ask all visitors to:

  • Get a visitor’s pass at the Information Desk when you arrive. We recommend limiting visitors to two at any one time as to not overwhelm your loved one and our care team. Visitor passes are valid only for the date and area displayed and we ask that you please wear them at all times while inside the hospital. Please return your visitor’s pass to the Information Desk when you leave.
  • Check with the patient’s nurse for special restrictions that they may request based on your loved one’s care plan.
  • Keep noise to a minimum.
  • To avoid congestion in the hallways, please stay in your loved ones room while you visit.
  • We are a tobacco-free hospitals. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the hospital. It is a violation of the Smoke-free Illinois Act.

Visiting Hours

Please limit the number of visitors to no more than two at a time in your loved ones room. Please have all other visitors wait in the main lobby until other visitors leave. Be aware that we may ask that you to wait outside the patient’s room while care is being provided.

Rest is an important part of recovery, so we have established visiting schedules that we request you follow. The visiting hours at Kindred – Chicago - Central Hospital are as follows:

Medical Surgical Units

Visiting hours are available daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Visiting the High Acuity Unit (HAU)

Visitors to the HAU are asked to keep visits to 15 minutes, in order to allow adequate rest for your loved one.   Visiting hours are as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Visiting with Children

Children may visit only if free from communicable illnesses and have not been recently exposed to a communicable illness. Children must be supervised at all times in order to ensure their safety and the safety of our patients.  Children may be asked not to visit if there a symptom that suggests certain medical treatment is necessary.

Gift Shop

Brighten a patient’s day, if a friend or a loved one is a patient at Kindred Hospital - Chicago - Central Hospital, you can send silk flowers, gift baskets, personal care products, balloons, chocolates and more by visiting Kindred's online gift shop. It’s simple and accessible 24 hours a day with same day delivery available. Send a gift of love and encouragement.

Send a gift

Infection Control

We ask that all visitors observe general hygiene practices when entering and leaving patient rooms. This includes disinfecting hands using the sanitizer dispensers conveniently placed around the hospital.

For visitors of patients who are under special infection-control precautions or isolation, please read the isolation signs, check with the patient's nurse, and make sure you understand and cooperate with the required precautions.  

Please refrain from visiting if you have a cough, runny nose and/or congestion, sore throat, body aches, unusual weakness or tiredness, fever, rash, open sores, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or exposure to any communicable diseases such as chicken pox, measles or mumps.


The cafeteria is located in the basement level of the hospital, and is open to all visitors/guests.

  • Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Vending machines are available 24 hours a day and are located on the first floor. 

Parking and Security 

Free parking is available in the lot to the west side of the hospital on N. Karlov Avenue. To exit the parking lots, you will need a parking token from the front desk.  Handicapped parking spaces are available at both lots.

For our patient's safety, all doors are locked after 8 p.m. Please use the doorbell at the front for admission after hours. The security staff can provide escorts to and from cars. 

Family Involvement

Family members have the opportunity to meet with clinical staff in a patient care conference to discuss their loved one’s current condition, re-evaluate the customized plan of care and progress and to ask any questions. These conferences promote communication and provide a regular forum in which all professionals involved in the patient’s care can address questions and concerns. Patient conferences may be scheduled by contacting case management. 

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