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Emergency & Urgent Care


​​When to go to the ER or Urgent Care?

Check out this infographic​ about when to go to Urgent Care vs. when to go to the Emergency Room.

Emergency Care

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Madison offers two emergency service locations in Dane County: the emergency room at SSM Health St. Mary's and SSM Health Emergency Center located in Sun Prairie. Our strategic design of patient flow and precise coordination of services allows us to treat patients faster. ​When you arrive, you will be seen quickly, with an average wait time of less than 14 minutes.

Our facility is staffed by Madison Emergency Physicians (MEP) – a group of board-certified physicians and advanced practice providers who specialize in Emergency Medicine. 

The Madison Emergency Physicians group provides coverage to all of our SSM Health facilities in Wisconsin – SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Madison, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Janesville, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Baraboo, SSM Health Emergency Center, Columbus Community Hospital, Upland Hills Health and Lake Delton Urgent Care. This allows for the best medical practices to be shared and implemented quickly across the entire region. Read more about the Madison Emergency Physicians Group

Our commitment to providing exceptional and compassionate care can be seen through our attainment of accreditation as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care and designation as a Level III Trauma Center. In addition to emergency physicians, we also have surgeons and nurse anesthetists available at all times of the day to handle your emergency medical needs.

Seek emergency care for serious accidents, injuries, illnesses and heart attack symptoms. Come to the SSM Health St. Mary emergency department or the SSM Health Emergency Center by ambulance or your own vehicle. 

SSM Health Emergency Room Locations:

Urgent Care

Urgent Care is a fast and convenient way to be treated for a variety of minor illnesses and injuries, such as sprains, strains, cuts, sore throat, coughs, bladder infections, ear aches, rashes, bites, headaches, suture removal and more. 

SSM Health St. Mary's Urgent Care Locations: