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 Doyne Avenue 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 Specialty Clinics Parking (formerly Parking 3).
Hours of Operation
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
HIV Screening in Our Emergency Departments
Based on the most current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our emergency departments screen emergency patients ages 18 to 64 for HIV if they are having blood work done. You can decide if you do not want to be tested for HIV. You will receive care and treatment no matter what you choose.
Test results may be available while you are in the Emergency Department. If you leave before your test results are available, they will be available in the Froedtert & MCW app and MyChart. You may be contacted by a member of your care team if you need follow-up testing or care.
Our HIV Care and Prevention Program is here to help answer questions about your HIV test after you leave the Emergency Department. You can reach them at 414-805-6444.
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.
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
If you are a current patient with MyChart, schedule your request for a physical, follow-up or office visit through MyChart. You can also get lab results, manage prescriptions and message your provider.
Please bring current insurance information to your appointment or prescription pick-up. If you are being referred, please check with your doctor to see if you need to bring a referral form as well.