Emergency Department

202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

7 min Average

Where to Go for Care

At UnityPoint Health – Meriter, the health and safety of our patients, communities and team members is at the center of everything we do. We're here for you with safe options to get the care you need in a way that works for you.

We've made a few changes to our visitor policy, so be sure to check clinic closings and restrictions before calling.

Care for COVID-19 Exposure or Symptoms

If you have symptoms including fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, and you have had contact with a person with COVID-19, please call ahead to your clinic or primary care provider before visiting a medical facility. For the full list of symptoms for COVID-19, visit here. You'll go through an assessment over the phone, which will help protect others from possible exposure to the virus.

COVID-19 Testing & Antibody Testing

UnityPoint Health – Meriter is offering COVID-19 testing through scheduled appointments and drive-up testing at our primary care clinics for patients who are symptomatic. For a full list of COVID-19 symptoms visit here

We are not a public testing site for COVID-19. Patients with COVID-19 symptoms should contact their primary care clinic for an appointment to be tested. Those experiencing a medical emergency, including difficulty breathing, should call 911 or go to an ER.

Click here for information on testing sites in our community.

Antibody testing is also available via scheduled appointments at all seven primary care clinics in Dane County. Antibody testing, known as a serological test, is a blood test that can indicate if you were previously infected with a specific germ, in this case, COVID-19. Since some individuals with COVID-19 infection have extremely mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, the antibody test can help identify those who were infected but didn't know it. Antibody testing should not be performed on anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last thirty days. The test also does not indicate a current infection of COVID-19, and it is not appropriate for those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Care Options for Everything Else

We have many ways for you to receive the care you need including in-person visits, scheduled video or telephone visits with your care team, virtual visits, our walk-in weekend clinic and the emergency department.

Primary Care & Pediatric Options

Whether you are feeling sick or need routine care like a wellness visit or vaccine, our clinics are open and caring for all patients. We have options for you to see your provider in-person or via video/telephone.

Learn more about our Primary Care options 

Mental Health Care

We know you want options, especially when it comes to mental health care. Our team can connect with you in-person, by phone or video based on your goals and preferences. Learn more about local and online options.

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Other Mental Health Options

Emergencies Don't Wait

If you have an emergency, we're here, safe and ready for you. Call 911 or get to an Emergency Department immediately.

After Hours Clinic

Weekend After-Hours Clinic offers walk-in medical care for children and adults who need treatment of minor illness or injury on the weekends! Our doctors treat non-life-threatening injuries and common illness, such as sore throat, cough, colds, the flu and more.

Virtual Urgent Care

See a doctor anytime, anywhere from a computer, smartphone or tablet with UW Health Care Anywhere. This service provides treatment for conditions like sinus infections, rashes, urinary tract infections, allergies and other illnesses.

Still Not Sure What to Do?

If you still aren't sure where to go for care, or if you have other questions, you can always call your primary care clinic, or message your doctor directly with the MyUnityPoint patient portal. 

If you don't have a primary care doctor, our MyNurse hotline stands ready to help answer your questions. MyUnityPoint Nurse is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (800) 424-3258 to be connected right now.