Visiting our Illinois office
Welcome to Oak Park, Illinois!
Our historic Chicagoland location is approximately 30 minutes west of downtown Chicago and centrally located between Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway Airports (approximately 35-45 minutes). The Oak Park/Chicago area is an amazing place to explore, rich in history, architecture, sports, and live entertainment for all tastes. On this page, we have gathered travel information to make your trip run smoothly and so you may enjoy as much of the exciting culture as your time allows. We serve patients from out of town on a daily basis. So if you need suggestions on travel arrangements, and cannot find it on this page, please don’t hesitate to ask! When you arrive, you’re sure to learn about even more gems to check out from the friendly faces you’ll meet in our office.
Driving directions to the office
PLEASE NOTE: There is a parking garage directly south of our building. The garage is the best place to park. Please do not use metered street parking.
*Our clinic is very close to I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway). Most of the directions will take you along that expressway. If you would like an alternate route suggestion to any of the below driving directions, you can always call us and the staff will be happy to help direct you down the side roads.
Coming from downtown Chicago:
Take I-290 West. Exit at Austin Blvd. Go north (right) on Austin Blvd to Lake St. Turn West (left) onto Lake Street and continue to Oak Park Ave. Go south (left) on Oak Park Ave to first light which is North Blvd. Turn left on North Blvd. On your left will be the entrance to the parking garage.
Coming from the north or northwest:
Take I-94 or I-90 to 294 South. Merge on to I-290 East. Exit at Harlem Ave (the exit is on the LEFT). Turn left (north) onto Harlem. Take Harlem Ave north to Madison. Turn right (east) on to Madison. Take Madison to Oak Park Ave. Turn left (north) on to Oak Park Ave. Take to North Blvd (just after going under the railroad tracks). Turn right (east) on to North Blvd. On your left hand side will be the entrance to the parking garage.
Coming from the west:
Take I-88 east and connect with Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). Exit I-290 at Mannheim. Take Mannheim north to Washington Avenue. Take Washington east to 1st Avenue. Turn left (north) on to 1st Ave. Take 1st Avenue to Lake St. Turn right (east) on to Lake St. Take Lake to Oak Park Ave. Turn right (south) on to Oak Park Ave. At the first light, North Blvd, turn left. On your left is the parking garage.
Coming from the south:
Take I-57 North to I-80 East. Take I-80 East to I-294 North. Take I-294 North to I-55 North (to Chicago). Exit I-55 at Harlem Avenue. Take Harlem Avenue north to Madison Ave. Turn right (east) on to Madison. Take Madison to Oak Park Ave. Turn left (north) on to Oak Park Ave. Take Oak Park Ave to North Blvd (just after going under the railroad tracks). Turn right (east) on to North Blvd. On your left hand side will be the entrance to the parking garage.
Coming from Midway airport:
Take Cicero Avenue north to Archer Ave. Turn left (west) on to Archer to Central Ave. Turn right (north) on to Central Ave. Take Central north to Pershing Ave. Turn left (west) on to Pershing. Take Pershing west to Oak Park Avenue. Turn right (north) on to Oak Park Ave. Take Oak Park Ave to North Blvd (just after going under the railroad tracks). Turn right (east) on to North Blvd. On your left hand side will be the entrance to the parking garage.
Coming from O’Hare airport:
Take the exit that reads “Terminal Return/ Airport Exit” towards US-12/US-45 S/Mannheim Road. Take Mannheim south to Lake Street. Turn left onto Lake Street to Oak Park Avenue. Turn right onto Oak Park Avenue. The next block will be North Boulevard. Turn left onto North Boulevard and the parking garage will be directly on your left.
Flying in to Chicago
If you are planning to fly in and come directly to the office for your appointment, please allow 75-90 minutes from the estimated landing time to your appointment time. Most first-time visits, including receiving a treatment, will last approximately 2-3 hours.
Coming and Going the Same Day: This is most convenient for patients flying in from the Eastern and Central time zones. If you arrive for a morning appointment, you could catch an afternoon/early evening flight to get back home.
In and Out itinerary example: Flight scheduled to arrive at Chicago at 7:30am. Appointment time at 9:00am. Appointment duration is approximately 3 hours. Taxi back to airport at 12:00pm. Return flight scheduled for 2:30pm.
Coming from the West Coast: We have found it beneficial that our patients fly in and stay overnight locally, then have their appointment first thing in the morning. You can then be home for dinner by taking an afternoon flight out of Chicago.
Coming in from Canada: Generally our Canadian patients can fly in and out the same day from areas geographically close to Chicago, such as Toronto or Montreal. If flight time is more than 4 hours, you will probably find it more appealing to space the trip out with an overnight stay. You may consider flying in the day before your appointment, see us in the morning and fly home in the afternoon. Or fly into Chicago in the morning, have an appointment in the afternoon and stay overnight.
Coming from outside the United States and Canada: Itinerary suggestions should be based on your individual case, and our staff is happy to review your case more closely to help you arrange your visit. In some cases, staying in the U.S. for a month or two is ideal and a few treatments can be done closer together. In others, treatments are best done further apart, and would require flying in for each visit through the treatment series. For you to have the best experience, it is necessary for us to have a good knowledge about your case ahead of time and we can advise you on how to schedule your travel appropriately. Please reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staying overnight: For your first visit, consider staying the night after treatment, especially if you have difficulty traveling due to your condition and/or are planning to have numerous areas treated during the visit. You will likely find it a more peaceful experience overall if you take a night to relax after your treatment in one of the local hotels. Remember, coming to Caring Medical is about a healing experience. We know travel can be stressful, and find that spacing it out can be helpful for more complicated and sensitive cases.
For information about O’Hare International Airport or Midway Airport, please see www.flychicago.com
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*We highly suggest using either Red Cab or Blue Cab versus the taxi service from the airports. Both Red and Blue cab will come pick you up from the airport, if you call them ahead of time with your flight information. Their drivers know exactly where our clinic is located, and the best routes to get you here. They taxi patients to and from our office every day and have flat fees, versus metered fees. You will find the experience superior to the taxi services from the airport.
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