Patient Experience

Our Patient Services Team is committed to making sure every patient’s experience with us is a good one—during and after treatment. We connect and coordinate patients with local cultural, educational, entertainment and recreational events and resources during their stay.

We want to make the process of getting treatment as easy as possible. If you have been diagnosed with cancer and are considering proton therapy as a treatment option, call 877.887.5807 to request a consultation with a radiation oncologist. A physician review board will evaluate your case and determine if you can benefit from protons.


The physicians at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center are among the most regarded thought leaders of their industry with experience and access to a variety of radiation oncology services. The physicians are invested in advancing the science of proton therapy. The Center runs and participates in a number of clinical trial studies. In fact, 90 percent of all NM Proton Center patients participate in a clinical trial or enroll in a clinical data registry.

Convenient Location

The Northwestern Medicine Proton Center is conveniently located just outside Chicago in Warrenville, Illinois, about 30-40 minutes from both O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport. O’Hare International Airport is North America’s international hub, serving more than 67 million passengers to and from 200 destinations around the globe.


4455 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL 60555
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U.S.: 877.887.5807
International: 630.393.7032

Chicago climate

The climate in Chicago includes four distinct seasons, each with different conditions:

  • Wet springs
  • Hot and often humid summers
  • Pleasant autumns
  • Cold winters

Annual precipitation is average, and reaches its lowest points in the months of January and February, and peaks in the months of May and June.

Things to do while you’re here

Chicago boasts some of the best cuisine, attractions and entertainment in America, including 7 of the top 100 restaurants in the country, and one of the best orchestras in the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

When in Chicago you can expect to find world-class dining, attractions, entertainment and hotels:

  • Explore the depths of the ocean at the Shedd Aquarium
  • Catch a fly ball at Wrigley Field
  • Take in a show at the Chicago Theater
  • Ride the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier

For more information on these destinations and more, visit or our intake team can send you a guide to Chicago area resources and attractions.

Competitive Rates

The Northwestern Medicine Proton Center provides proton therapy services at rates competitive with other proton centers in the United States. For some patients, we offer a case rate which includes all associated radiation therapy services required upon landing. Any additional ancillary services related to our proton therapy services will be provided by our clinical partners at a cost agreed upon prior to your arrival.

Prior to the patient’s arrival, all diagnostic procedures should be completed in collaboration with the treating proton radiation oncologist and the patient’s medical team.

If you or someone you love is considering proton therapy, please call 630.393.7032 to request a consultation form and have your questions answered by our oncology intake nurses. A member of our team will follow up with you as soon as possible.

A male proton therapy physician discussing proton therapy with a female patient.