On-site Resources - Safety & Security

Safety, Healthcare & First Aid

Emergency Numbers

  • Emergency Number at McCormick Place: (312)791-6060
  • From a facilty house phone: 6060 

For emergencies outside of the convention center: 

  • Emergency: 911
  • City Police Non-Emergency: (312)744-5000
  • Poison Control: (800)222-1222 (Nationwide)

First Aid at the McCormick Place

McCormick Place provides wheelchair-accessible first aid stations in each building. Specific stations are opened based on the event location. These stations are fully equipped and include automated external defibrillators for reviving heart attack victims.

A first aid station will be available in the South level 2.5 and Lakeside level 1 buildings.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Nearest Hospitals

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, - 2.4 miles 
2525 S Michigan Ave # 2, Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 567-2000

Insight Hospital and Medical Center Chicago - 2.5 miles
 2525 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616  (312) 567-2000

For Your Safety

When you are outside you should:

  • Get directions before leaving the hotel or restaurant.
  • Take taxis or shuttles you recognize.
  • Walk with another person. Single targets are the most likely victims of crime.
  • Not wear your badges or carry conference bags. Both identify out-of-towners.
  • Avoid dark, isolated areas, such as closed plazas and apparent shortcuts back to the hotel.

Drug Stores

Walgreens
316 W Cermak Rd. (312)791-0392
Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Pharmacy: Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Jewel-Osco Pharmacy
1224 S Wabash Ave. (312)663-4646
Hours of Operation: 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Pharmacy: Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM