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Since its early beginnings in the 1890s, our Department has an esteemed history of providing outstanding service

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Before there was a UIC College of Medicine, there was the College of Physicians and Surgeons, known colloquially as

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Directions to the UIC-Department of Psychiatry

912 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612 

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From the North and O’Hare Airport, take I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) to I-290 West (Eisenhower Expressway).

From the South, take I-90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) to I-290 West (Eisenhower Expressway).

From the West, take I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) eastbound.

  • Exit the Eisenhower Expy at Ashland/Paulina.
  • Turn south onto Ashland Avenue.  Continue south on Ashland to Taylor Street.
  • Turn west (right) onto Taylor. Continue west on Taylor to Wood Street.

We are located just north of Taylor, on Wood Street.

The nearest Parking is on Wood Street, just south of Taylor.  An additional Parking structure is located on the corner of Taylor and Paulina (one block east of Wood).

From Midway Airport, take Cicero Avenue North to I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) or
From the Southwest, take I-55 (Stevenson Expressway)

  • Exit the Stevenson Expy at Damen Avenue
  • Turn north (right turn) onto Damen Avenue, continue north to Roosevelt Road
  • Turn right (east) at Roosevelt Road, to Wood Street.
  • Turn left (north) at Wood Street, go to Fillmore for Visitors entrance to the Wood Street Parking Structure

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Via CTA Subway or Elevated Train

  • Take any subway train to either the Randolph & Dearborn (Blue line) or the State & Randolph (Red Line) station OR any elevated train line (Green or Brown Lines) to the Lake & Clark station.
  • Transfer to the Pink Line train which runs on the elevated Loop tracks. If you are in the Subway, leave the station and exit either at Randolph Street (Blue line) or at Lake Street (Brown or Green line).
  • From the Brown or Green line, transfer to the Pink Line at the Lake & Clark Station.
  • From either subway train, walk to the intersection of Lake and State street and take the stairs up to elevated Loop trains.
  • Take the Pink Line 54/Cermak train to the Polk Street (Medical Center) stop.
  • Walk west (turn left) on Polk Street to Wood Street 500 feet, cross the street.
  • Walk south (turn left) on Wood Street one block.

Via CTA bus on Ashland Avenue
Take the #37 Sedgwick Bus (from the North Side) or the #9 Ashland Bus (from the South Side) to Taylor Street.
Walk west on Taylor Street to Wood Street (about 2 blocks), cross the street.
Walk north on Wood Street (about 150 feet)

Via CTA train and bus from Midway Airport
Take the Orange Line train from Midway Airport to the Ashland stop.
On Ashland Avenue take the northbound #9 Ashland bus to Taylor Street.
Walk west on Taylor to Wood Street.
Walk north on Wood Street (about 150 feet).   

Via CTA train and bus from O’Hare Airport
Take  the Blue Line train to the Randolph & Dearborn stop downtown (in the  subway). 
Follow the remaining Directions above for travel by CTA Elevated Train or Subway

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  1. Ambulatory Clinic:
    Neuropsychiatric Insitute
    912 S. Wood Steet, Chicago, IL 60612
  2. UIC Hospital
    1740 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612
  3. Institute for Juvenile Research
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
  4. Psychiatric Institute
    1601 W. Taylor St.Chicago, IL 60612

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