Patient Info







Admission Services 773-702-6233
The Admission Services Department works to coordinate urgent and scheduled admissions, to provide information on general hospital services, and to provide patients with information related to their medical care at the University of Chicago Medical Center.


Referral Center 773-702-8262
The Referral Center for Inpatient Services can help coordinate transfer of an inpatient to the University of Chicago Medical Center at any time. The Referral Center will help you locate the appropriate attending physician and make arrangements for the patient's transfer, including obtaining authorizations, preparing financial paper work, and supplying a copy of the discharge summary when patients are released from the Medical Center.


Outpatient Services 773-834-4730
The Outpatient Services office assists outpatients before their first visit to the Center for Advanced Medicine. Staff can mail helpful maps to patients prior to appointments, answer questions about parking, and arrange for wheelchair or other transportation assistance within the University of Chicago Medical Center.


Please note that before the first appointment, all new outpatients should visit the module 1A at the Center for Advanced Medicine. Registration will verify mailing address and insurance information to facilitate accurate billing.


All urology outpatients are seen in clinics at The University of Chicago Medical Center. At The University of Chicago, the adult outpatient clinic is located on the second floor of the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, which opened in 1996. The Urology Clinic is a 5,000 square foot facility, which is subdivided into two mirror-image units, allowing two urologists to see patients simultaneously. Each half of the clinic has its own registration desk and waiting room, physician’s office, four examining rooms, and cystoscopy suite. The clinic also contains a laboratory, transrectal ultrasonography suite where all prostatic needle biopsies are performed, and a urodynamics suite where all urodynamic studies are performed.


Pediatric urology patients are seen in Comer Children's Hospital pediatric specialty clinics. Pediatric medicine and surgical specialists share these clinics, and our pediatric urologist sees patients in this clinic multiple days a week.


Patients requiring extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) are treated as outpatients twice per month in the outpatient operating rooms at The University of Chicago Medical Center using a mobile lithotriptor. Dr. Glenn Gerber treats most of these patients, and he makes sure that all residents become qualified in ESWL by performing an appropriate number of cases.