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Next-Day Surgical Consults

Rush University Medical Center offers next-day appointments in several surgical specialties Monday through Saturday, whether for an initial consultation or a second opinion. For your convenience, our surgical team is available in person, by video or by phone to help you understand and evaluate your options — and to help you choose the path that’s right for you. This service is available to adults and children who are new to Rush or existing patients seeking a consultation with a practice they haven’t visited before.

How to schedule a next-day consultation

To schedule your consultation, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874). To ensure a next-day appointment, please call by 3 p.m. the previous day. Our access specialists are available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take your call. If you require care immediately, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care facility.

When you call, we’ll gather some information to help make the most of your visit. If you have medical records or test results, please bring them with you. Please have your insurance information at hand when you call. If you are covered by a managed care plan (HMO), you’ll need a referral from your primary care provider. View a list of accepted insurances at Rush.

Your health has never been more important. There’s no need to put off care. Rush is here for you with teams of specialists who have set the standard for patient care before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the measures we’ve put in place for the safety of all our patients and visitors.