Travel and Accommodations for Workers Compensation Patients
Traveling to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
RIC's Global Patient Services (GPS) team works with every workers-compensation patient to provide fully accessible, world-class care. No matter where you are in the nation or the world, the GPS team makes RIC feel like it is in your backyard.
The RIC GPS team will help case managers and patients organize their travel – locally, nationally and internationally – to the appropriate RIC site of care. We can coordinate air-ambulance flights, long-distance ground ambulance trips as needed, or assist individual families who may drive to RIC and need long-term parking upon arrival.
While you are in Chicago, we will also address transportation from your temporary housing to the hospital or clinic where you will receive care.
Housing for Patients and Families
At RIC, families are a central part of the rehabilitation team. We make sure family members have a comfortable home-away-from-home, close to the hospital or site of care.
Convenient, accessible housing is available to patients and families participating throughout our levels of care.
30-days No-charge Housing for Workers' Comp Inpatient Families
Families of newly injured inpatients at our flagship hospital in downtown Chicago receive up to the first 30 days of housing at no charge. Families rest comfortably in extended-stay facilities or hotels, with amenities tailored to their needs. Most housing is just a few blocks from the hospital.
Worker’s Compensation outpatients and family members needing to stay beyond the initial 30 days are given priority for rooms at RIC PLACE, an on-campus hospital hospitality house located within the nearby Ronald McDonald House. It provides well-appointed, private bedrooms/baths on a unit for eight families with a communal kitchen and family room on the floor.
RIC also has a variety of temporary housing options available all within a short walk or cab ride to the hospital. There are a large number of hotels in the neighborhood from luxury accommodations at The Peninsula, Four Seasons, and Ritz Carlton to more affordable options at the Red Roof Inn, Hyatt, or Marriott.
There are also several extended stay hotels that offer kitchenette suites and are set up for longer stays. Furnished one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments can be rented through Chicago’s network of corporate housing companies.