What Are Milwaukee ER & Hospital’s Hours Of Operation?

Milwaukee ER & Hospital is open every day of the year, 24 hours a day. We never close, not even for holidays!

What Kinds Of Emergencies Does Milwaukee ER & Hospital Treat?

Milwaukee ER & Hospital is full-service emergency center. We can effectively diagnose and initiate treatment for all kinds of medical emergencies, from insect bites to heart attacks to industrial and car accidents.

How Much Is A Visit At Milwaukee ER & Hospital?

It depends entirely on your condition, and we can provide an estimated cost of care before any sort of treatment if you come in for a complimentary basic medical screening.

Do I Need To Make An Appointment Before Coming In?

No, there is no need to make an appointment for emergency medical care with Milwaukee ER & Hospital. We treat patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Do You Provide Treatment For Babies And Children, Or Just Adults?

Yes, Milwaukee ER & Hospital treats patients of all ages for all medical conditions. We even have a child-friendly themed pediatric exam room that is designed just for your little ones.

How Is Milwaukee ER & Hospital Different From An Urgent Care Center?

Milwaukee ER & Hospital differs from an urgent care center in that most urgent care centers are designed to handle non-life-threatening medical complaints. An urgent care facility is much like a doctor’s office with extended hours. Urgent care clinics are often staffed by Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners who are unable to treat critical trauma patients. If a patient goes to an urgent care clinic with a life-threatening emergency, the patient will be redirected to EMS or 911.

In contrast, Milwaukee ER & Hospital is always open and is staffed by highly trained emergency room doctors and nurses. Our ER is also equipped like a large hospital and offers onsite imaging services like X-rays, CT scans, and ultrasound. We also offer in-house laboratory services and are equipped and staffed to treat a full range of emergencies, 24/7. Milwaukee ER & Hospital’s imaging and lab equipment is the most modern, state-of-the-art technology. Milwaukee ER & Hospital provides prompt and thorough results for any test ordered.

What Is The Average Wait Time?

We have virtually no wait time. In hospital-based ERs, the wait times are longer than independent facilities like Milwaukee ER & Hospital. With the lower patient volume our physicians and registered nurses can see you promptly and efficiently, so that you are back in the comfort of your home.

Does Milwaukee ER & Hospital Have A Diagnostic Lab Onsite?

Yes, our diagnostic laboratory is both CLIA and COLA certified. We are able to perform the majority of tests hospital ERs perform. These tests are processed by our team onsite, so we can get the results to you quickly. Typical turnaround time for obtaining lab results at Milwaukee ER & Hospital is around 15 minutes

What Is The Documentation Required For Outpatient Services?

The following documentation is required for hospital outpatient services to be rendered:

  1. Documentation that supports medical necessity of the outpatient service (e.g. physician’s office visit note, or progress note, etc.)
  2. A signed and dated physician’s order for the outpatient service
Does Milwaukee ER & Hospital Offer Radiology Services?

Yes, we have X-ray, Ultrasound, CT, and Doppler technology. When you require imaging services, in addition to being evaluated in real-time by the ER doctor, we also send the images electronically to an offsite radiologist so that it can be read immediately. An added benefit is that this technology provides printed radiology reports that are typically ready in about 20 minutes, which is faster than in hospital ERs. Milwaukee ER & Hospital also provides patients with CDs of their images, which are ready by the time they leave our facility.

What Insurance Plans Do You Take?

Milwaukee ER & Hospital honors most commercial insurance plans and honors in-network benefits for medical emergencies. At this time, we are unable to accept government-funded insurance plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, or CHIP

What Types Of Payment Does Milwaukee ER & Hospital Take For Self-Pay Patients?

We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards including MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

What Part Of My Bill Am I Responsible For During My Visit?

You will be required to pay your emergency room copay at the end of your visit.

How Do I Know If Milwaukee ER & Hospital Is Considered “In Network?”

According to Wisconsin guidelines, all insurance carriers must pay in-network benefits for any member seeking emergency medical treatment at an ER. Wisconsin law requires the insurance carrier to pay for your emergency care, regardless of whether the emergency room is “in network” or “out of network.” The state of Wisconsin empowers you to use the “prudent layperson standard” when considering what constitutes an emergency.