The Froedtert Hospital Emergency Department provides treatment for heart attack, stroke, trauma or other serious illness — giving you access to the only adult Level I Trauma Center and the only academic medical center in eastern Wisconsin.

Froedtert Hospital Emergency Signage

Getting Here

9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Follow directions and signs for Froedtert Hospital.

The Froedtert Hospital Emergency Department entrance for adults and patients with pregnancy-related emergencies is near our Specialty Clinics building. Please follow the "ADULT EMERGENCY" signs and use William Coffey Drive to reach the adult emergency entrance.

Use the free valet service (available 24/7) for fast and easy parking. There is also reserved parking for Emergency Department patients and visitors in Parking Area 3.

Our highly skilled and specialized physicians, nurses and other staff provide compassionate care for people with all types of urgent and emergency healthcare needs. All the specialists you need are right here.

  • Intensive, resuscitative care for critical, life-threatening illness or injury.
  • General emergency care for medical conditions such as falls, chest pain, shortness of breath, fractures, dehydration, bleeding and severe pain, as well as for less serious situations, such as an ear infection or broken finger.

Emergency Department Highlights

When time is of the essence, we offer special care and comfort for you and your family during a stressful time. From the Emergency Medical Services providers who bring you in, to our staff, the entire pathway of care is integrated and patient-centered — designed to optimize your health outcome.

  • Heart attack. Those suffering from an acute heart attack benefit from our 24-hour cardiac catheterization lab and interventional radiology suites, ready anytime angioplasty is needed to open a blocked artery.
  • Stroke. As the first certified Primary Stroke Center in Wisconsin, the Froedtert Acute Stroke Team (FAST) is available around the clock to provide immediate care if you suspect you have had a stroke.
  • Sexual assault treatment. When sexual assault happens, it’s important to get compassionate, expert care right away. Our sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) is available 24 hours a day. These registered nurses have advanced training in medical-forensic examination and in the psychological and emotional trauma patients experience — creating a safe haven for sexual assault victims, regardless of your age, gender or ability to pay.
  • Dedicated care teams and resources. To provide the highest efficiency in patient care and enhance your care experience, patient treatment rooms are grouped within quiet patient care areas with dedicated care teams and resources. An additional area allows patients waiting for results to sit in a comfortable environment.
  • Waiting area. We offer a comfortable place for waiting family members.

After Your Emergency Visit

Need follow-up care after an Emergency Department visit? We help our patients find primary care physicians and specialists. We offer many options for primary and specialty care at our health centers and clinics throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Trauma Center Annual Report

Responding to an Emergency

Recognize stroke symptoms and act F.A.S.T

  • Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Can he/she repeat the sentence correctly?
  • Time: If the person shows any of these symptoms, time is important. Call 911 quickly.

Know the symptoms of a heart attack

  • Feeling very weak 
  • Sudden dizziness 
  • Pounding heart 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Heavy sweating 
  • Nausea or vomiting
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