Hospital Heliport Directory

IDOT's Division of Aeronautics has created a new Hospital Heliport Directory to assist in planning Emergency Medical Services (EMS) flight operations throughout the state. This supersedes the previous version of the directory (2002-2003). In order to provide the most current and accurate information, the directory will now be offered as an electronic document available for download/print. Changes to this directory will be made as information is verified. All amendments will be noted by date and posted on this website as they occur. Please visit this site often and refresh your browser to check for updates.


To the users of this directory:

  • The purpose of this directory is to provide information to the aeronautical community for planning purposes when operating to and from hospital heliports in the state of Illinois. This directory is not intended to be relied upon as a completely accurate depiction of existing heliport conditions.
  • All hospital heliports in Illinois are classified as Restricted Landing Areas and are for private use only. Prior permission to operate from the heliport should be obtained from the hospital administration.
  • Everyone involved in the production of this document has strived to ensure that the information contained within is accurate. However, it is always possible that errors have been made. Also, conditions at a heliport can change at any time. Users should obtain the latest information from all available sources prior to flight.
  • Remember, the pilot in command is ultimately responsible for the safety of the flight. That includes obtaining the most accurate information possible. This directory alone will not fulfill that obligation.


Below are revisions by date with a downloadable version of the revised sections.


08/08/2014: Download

Hospitals AffectedComments
vTable of ContentsAdd Hopedale Medial Complex
66Community Memorial Hospital, Hoopeston, ILNew Photo
66AHopedale Medical Complex, Hopedale, ILNew Heliport, Open Effective 8/8/2014
74Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, ILCommunication Frequencies (PL)
91OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth, ILNew Photo
94Community Hospital, Morrison, ILRotating Beacon, New Photo

04/24/2014: Download


Pages AffectedHospitals AffectedComments
iv, vi, viiTable of Contents Name Changes, FAA Loc Ids Added
1Mercer County Hospital, Aledo, ILName Change to Genesis Medical Center
14St. Joseph’s Hospital, Breese, ILElevation Correction, New Photo
28St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, ILName Change to Franciscan St. James Health
54Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, ILElevation Correction
67Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville, ILChange Comment Regarding Inbound Call
80McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, ILNew Pad, Old Pad Permanently Closed
92Kirby Medical Center, Monticello, ILNew Loc Id, New Photo
96Crossroads Community Hospital, Mt. Vernon, ILChange Approach Path to 095 and New Photo
97St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, Mt. Vernon, ILNew Loc Id
103Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, ILChange Approach Path to 290, Correct Pad Elev.
105St. James Hospital, Olympia Fields, ILName Change to Franciscan St. James Health
111Peoria Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, ILClosed Indefinitely
145Rush-Copley Emergency Center, Yorkville, ILNew Loc Id, New Photo


08/20/2013: Download

v-viiForwardAdd St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland IL
33DeKalb - Kishwaukee Community HospitalAdded note about based aircraft on pad
62AHighland - St. Joseph’s HospitalNew facility - opens 8/22/2013
65Hoffman Estates - St. Alexius Medical CenterFrequency changes
67Jacksonville - Passavant Area HospitalAdded note about based aircraft on pad
102Normal - Advocate BroMenn Medical CenterChange approach from 080 to 050
130Springfield - Memorial Medical CenterTemporary helipad during construction

04-12-2013: Download

65Hoffman Estates - St. Alexius Medical Center Movedhelipad 993’ to the South-Southwest

03/19/2013: Download

 107Palos Heights - Palos Community HospitalMoved helipad 775’ to the Northeast

02/23/2013: Download

 27Chicago - University of Chicago HospitalsNew Aux helipad for UCAN Helicopter

01/24/2013: Download


Add Loc Id for Lurie Children’s Hospital. 
Name Change: Provena United Samaritans in Danville
Name Change: Community Hospital of Ottawa is now OSF St. Elizabeth

viForwardName Change: St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital – Mt Vernon, New Loc Id Pending
23Chicago - Lurie Children’s Hospital Add Loc Id and Communications Frequency
24Chicago - J. H. Stroger Hospital of Cook CountyCorrect Latitude/Longitude
29Danville - Provena United Samaritans Med CtrName Change, Correct Latitude/Longitude
77Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln Memorial HospitalApproach Correction
86McHenry - Centegra HospitalApproach Correction
96Mt Vernon - Crossroads Community HospitalUpdate Street Map to show new St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Location.
97Mt Vernon - St. Mary’s Good Samaritan HospitalNew Helipad at New Campus, Name Change, New Loc Id Pending
106Ottawa - OSF St. Elizabeth HospitalName Change: Community Hospital of Ottawa is now OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital
116Pontiac -OSF St. James HospitalNew Phone Number
125Rockford - Swedish American HospitalElevation Correction


07/17/2012: Download

 64Hinsdale – Adventist Hinsdale HospitalHelipad open 7/17/2012 at 8:00 AM.

06/29/2012: Download

 53Glenview - North Shore Glenbrook HospitalHelipad reopening 7/2/2012 at 8:00 AM.
New helipad opened May 2011, and has been closed since due to construction cranes in the vicinity
75LawrencevilleCorrected Approach
120Robinson – Crawford Memorial Hospital

Helipad moved 85’ Northeast
New approaches 090/200 degrees
new helipad opens 6/29/2012 at 8:00 AM


The files below represent the entire Hospital Heliport Directory. They are the most current version of the directory and incorporate all the individual updates found above. Please click the links below to download the sections. Please note that the files are large and it may take several minutes to download each file.

The printed version of the directory is current as of June 19, 2012. The following files include all updates since the last printing.

Questions or Updates?

Linda Schumm
Bureau Chief of Aviation Safety
Division of Aeronautics
1 Langhorne Bond Drive
Springfield, Illinois 62707-8415
Phone: (217) 785-4215
Fax: (217) 785-4533