Health Education

In-person Hospital Tours: CSM-Milwaukee

A hospital tour is an excellent way to mentally and physically prepare for your delivery day and stay at our hospital.

We want to welcome you to Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital!

Thank you for choosing our hospital to welcome your baby into the world. Tours meet at the Women's Hospital lobby 2323 N. Lake Drive Milwaukee, WI. Please Park in structure B off Lake Drive and proceed under the covered walkway, enter the circular glass doors. Your tour will begin just past the reception desk on the right.

Arrival and Parking: (on your delivery day)

  • Refer to your Provider's guidelines for when to come to the hospital.
  • From 5:00 am - 8:00 pm daily, use Women's Hospital MAIN ENTRANCE located at 2323 N. Lake Drive. Enter Parking LOT B off of Lake Drive. Free valet parking is also available at this entrance Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Valet is not available on weekends or holidays. Note that doors are locked after 8:00 pm.
  • The front desk will assist you in finding the elevators to take to the 4th Floor, Labor & Delivery.
  • From 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, please use Parking Lot A (entering on Prospect Ave.) Park near the 2nd floor and enter the hospital through the second floor. Security will greet you and offer assistance. to the 4th Floor Labor & Delivery.
  • During this time, avoid using the Emergency Department entrance unless it is a true emergency!


Visiting guidelines have recently changed.

Labor and Delivery

  • CSM visitors can be 16 years of age or older
  • Only one visitor allowed in the triage room
  • While laboring, you may have up to two visitors + a Doula

Mom & Baby Floor

  • General visiting hours are 11:00am to 8:00pm
  • One overnight visitor (18 or older ) allowed
  • Minors can only have parent or guardian overnight

Please also note:

  • Visitation may be limited at any time based upon the needs and condition of the patient
  • Children must be supervised by an adult visitor at all times
  • Visitors must remain in patient room or waiting room for privacy and safety reasons
  • Adhere to our no alcohol, smoking, illegal substances, and weapons policy
  • Visitors under the influence are not permitted
  • You may want to keep this in mind when arranging childcare or pet care options while you are hospitalized.

Other Dates and Times

WhenDate Time Registration
June 24, 2024
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


Breastfeeding, while natural, requires some knowledge and encouragement, especially for new moms. We strongly encourage you and your support person to take one of our Breastfeeding: Getting Started with Confidence classes. You have the option to take an in-person OR virtual class. While our wonderful nurses and lactation consultants are always available to answer questions and assist you during your stay with us, it's recommended that you prepare to breastfeed before you arrive on the Mom & Baby Floor. This 2.5 hour class is $35 and need-based scholarships are available by emailing or calling 414.585.1025.