In southeast, WI, Ascension St. Francis Hospital is here for you when you need us most, with a 24-hour ER and level III Trauma Center.
Emergency Care close to home
In southeast Wisconsin, the Ascension St. Francis Emergency Department delivers 24/7 emergency care for serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses. We listen to quickly understand your health needs. Then, we provide care that’s right for you. Board-certified emergency care doctors and care teams at Ascension are trained in advanced life-saving services. From the moment you walk through the door, we deliver compassionate care to help you and your loved ones through an emergency.
We are an accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center delivering advanced care when a heart attack or stroke strikes. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of a stroke, every second counts. It's important to get to the right place, at the right time. The Ascension St. Francis Primary Stroke Center is one of Milwaukee’s advanced stroke centers, and connected to specialists at our Comprehensive Stroke Center. Our care teams are here 24/7 - delivering advanced stroke care for even the most complex cases around the clock.
We’re here for you when you need us most
We’re here for you every day. If you or a loved one is experiencing a cardiovascular emergency, our ER doctors and care teams work closely with the Ascension St. Francis Hospital heart and stroke care network. Together, our first responders, ER care team and our hospital’s medical-surgical intensive care teams provide advanced care.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 9-1-1.
Reasons to seek emergency care at Ascension
Ascension ER care teams offer treatment for signs or symptoms of a major health emergencies, including:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Symptoms of stroke, such as facial and arm weakness, speech difficulties or sudden loss of balance
- Broken bones
- Severe bleeding
- Head injury or other major trauma
- One-sided weakness or numbness, or seizure
- Severe stomach pain
- Bites or stings
- Suspected drug overdose -shallow breathing, unresponsiveness, slow heart rate
If you need follow-up care, we’ll connect you to the Ascension specialist who’s right for you. We deliver the care you need, close to home.