We are located in the Highland Landmark III building, ½ mile north of Good Samaritan Hospital, and just south of highway 88 on the northeast corner of the intersection of Highland Avenue and 31st Street. We are in the tall “green” building with “SAP” written on the top. From Highland Avenue, the parking garage is labeled with “New York Life” (as pictured here).
Below are directions coming from various parts of the metro area; please note the specific directions for the final approach, which are not always accurate when given by a GPS or other mapping service. (Note: if traveling by train, this is the route to take from the nearest Metra train stop.)
From the Northwest: 355 South to 88 East. Stay in the right lane and take the first exit (Highland Avenue). Turn right at the top of the ramp and move immediately to the far left lane so that you can turn left (east) at the first light (31st Street). Then follow the final approach below.*
From the Northeast: 294 South to 88 West. Go approximately 4 miles and take the Highland Avenue exit. At the top of the ramp, turn left (south), and be prepared to turn left (east) again at the second light you encounter (31st Street). Then follow the final approach below.*
From the West: 88 East to Highland Avenue exit. Turn right at the top of the ramp onto Highland southbound, and move immediately to the far left lane so that you can turn left (east) at the first light (31st Street). Then follow the final approach below.*
From the East: 290 West (Eisenhower Expressway) to 88 West. Just past Oakbrook, take the Highland Avenue exit and turn left (south) onto Highland Avenue at the top of the ramp. Be prepared to turn left again (east) at the second light you encounter (31st Street). Then follow the final approach below.*
From the South: I-55 to 355 North. Merge onto 88 East. Exit a few hundred yards later to Highland Avenue. Turn right at the top of the ramp and move immediately to the far left lane so that you can turn left (east) at the first light (31st Street). Then follow the final approach below.*
*FINAL APPROACH, in summary: left, left, left. That is, you should turn left (east) onto 31st Street, take your first left (north) onto Highland Parkway, and then take your first left (just before our building, the first one you’ll see on your left) to reach our parking garage.
*FINAL APPROACH, in greater detail and with photos:
Traveling south to the intersection of Highland Avenue and 31st Street, turn left (east) onto 31st.
Note: as you approach this intersection, on your left you should see our building’s multi-level parking garage rising up behind the trees (as seen here), with a “New York Life” sign on the garage further to the left (out of this image, but shown at the top of the page). Over on your right, you should see a Parkers’ Restaurant & Bar.
Traveling east on 31st Street, move immediately into the left lane, and then turn left (north) onto Highland Parkway; this is the first possible turn-in on the north side of 31st, just a few hundred yards east of Highland Avenue. Look for the masonry signs at the entrance to Highland Parkway, which say “HIGHLAND LANDMARK” (faintly visible in the picture here).
Note: If when driving east on 31st you miss this entrance to Highland Parkway, you’ll come to a traffic light a few hundred yards further east (on the far right side of this picture); this is the second leg of Highland Parkway, also so labeled. You can turn left (north) there and follow the circle to the left almost all of the way back to 31st to find our building.
Traveling north on the first leg of Highland Parkway, take your first possible left turn at the end of the grass-tree median, after only a hundred feet or so, and drive along the back of our building (our building is the tall one on the left here) to get to the parking garage (hidden here by the trees on the far left). If you miss the first left, you can take the second left, which takes you past the front of the building and then into the parking garage.
Once you’re in the parking garage, try to park on level 2 or above, where the garage elevator is easier to find. Much of the time, it may be most efficient to drive up to the 4th level or higher. Use the garage elevator to come to level 2, which is the only level where the garage and building are attached. Walk down the hallway and into the building lobby. Take the building elevator to Suite 550, on the fifth floor.
If you are a new patient, please arrive at Bastian Voice Institute 15 minutes before your appointment time, and bring your insurance card(s), a picture ID (such as a driver’s license), and the address and phone number of the referring doctor (if any).