Visiting our Milwaukee campus

Visitor guidelines

As COVID-19 vaccination rates rise and infection rates fall, we continue to review and update our visitation procedures. We miss having additional family members and siblings in our hospitals and clinics, and appreciate the continued commitment and partnership of our patient families and staff to provide a safe environment for everyone. Below are our current visitor practices:

Milwaukee hospital patient care units

  • Patients without COVID-19: Two adults (age 18 and older) are allowed at the bedside at a time. Four adults are allowed on a patient’s visitor list. These four names must remain the same for the entire stay. Siblings and visitors under age 18 are not allowed in hospital patient care units at this time.
  • COVID-19-positive patients: Only one adult is allowed at the bedside at a time. If there are extenuating circumstances, the patient care manager on call may give approval to allow more than one individual at the bedside. Two adults are allowed on a patient’s visitor list. These two names must remain the same for the entire stay. 

Specialty care, primary care, urgent care, labs, therapies, and community services – Two individuals may accompany the patient.

Surgicenter, Emergency Department Trauma Center (EDTC), Imaging, and surgical services on the Milwaukee campus – Two adults (age 18 and older) may accompany the patient.


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Welcome to Children's Wisconsin's Milwaukee campus! We provide care designed to meet the unique needs of your child and your family. We believe kids deserve the best.

An important construction notice:

While the information found here is meant to help you during your child's visit to our Milwaukee campus facility, if you have any questions or concerns, please ask your child's care providers for help or contact Patient Relations at (414) 266-7848.

Beginning June 14: Ramp closures on the Milwaukee campus:
To complete some work for the Zoo Interchange Project, there will be long-term closures of the eastbound and westbound Watertown Plank ramps to I-41 NB. Delays are expected. The ramps will reopen on Aug. 1.

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Family-centered care

Children's Wisconsin encourages partnerships with open, ongoing communication between family members and healthcare staff. Our goal is to support families in their caregiving roles by building on their strengths.

Parent engagement

You play an important role in helping your child get better. You are a key player.

We also ask that you:

  • Know who is in charge of your child's care
  • Make sure all health professionals involved in your child's care have important information about his or her health history. This includes medicines, allergies and reactions, immunizations, developmental needs, past surgeries, or hospital admissions.
  • Ask why each test of procedure is being done and when the results will be available
  • Have a family member or friend with you to help support you in your child's care. Choose someone who can help get things done and speak up for you when you cannot.
  • Insist all care providers who have direct contact with your child clean their hands first
  • Have the doctor explain the home treatment plan when your child is being discharged from the hospital. If you don't understand, ask for more information.
  • Participate in daily rounds with the healthcare team

Confidentiality

We release information about a child only when authorized by a parent or legal guardian. Information will not be given to friends, other relatives, or the news media without consent from a legal guardian.

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Magnet status

The nurses caring for your child are among the best. Children's Wisconsin has earned the nation's highest nursing honor -- Magnet status -- from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We've earned this designation for three consecutive four-year periods. That means we attract and retain the nation's top nurses. 

Additional information about Children's Milwaukee campus

To make an appointment, call our Central Scheduling team or request an appointment online.

(877) 607-5280

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