University Health and Counseling Services
Ambrose Center

Emergency/Urgent Care Resources


UHCS is not equipped to handle life threatening medical emergencies.

In case of a medical emergency call 911 and arrange for immediate and rapid transport to an emergency facility, such as a hospital, where sophisticated equipment and resources are available. UHCS is NOT an emergency or urgent care facility.

Mental Health Emergency

UHCS Counseling maintains walk-in crises appointments each day during business hours (M-F 8-4:30pm). Please call 262-472-1305 to be seen during that time. We consider an urgent issue to be for people who are having thoughts of harm to self or others, have suffered trauma or assault, or other situations where they are cancelling school or work. If you believe someone is in immediate danger, call 911.

  • Walworth County: 800-365-1587 (24 hour number)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (24 hour number)
  • UW-W Sexual Misconduct: 262-472-1060 (24 hour number)

Local Hospital Emergency Room

Fort Memorial Hospital (8 miles)
611 Sherman Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
920-568-5333 (24 hour number)

Directions: Take Hwy N north to Hwy 106 and turn left (west) to Fort Atkinson. Hospital is about a half-mile past the bridge on the right-hand side of road. Turn right onto Armenia Street. At stop sign go straight and then turn right at the next parking lot entrance. Follow signs for Emergency Room.

Other Area Emergency Rooms

Mercy Hospital Emergency Room
608-756-6611 (24 hour number)
1000 Mineral Point Road

Mercy North Emergency Room
608-314-3605 (24 hour number)
3400 Deerfield Dr. 53546

St. Mary's Hospital
3400 E. Racine St. 53546

Aurora Lakeland Hospital
262-741-2120 (24 hour number)
W3985 County Road NN

Poison Information Center: 608-262-3702 or 800-222-1222 (24 hour number)

Local Urgent Care Clinics

Fort Atkinson - Fort HealthCare M-F 5pm-11pm, Sat-Sun Noon-11pm
611 Sherman Ave E.

Janesville - Mercy North, M-F 7am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-9pm
3400 Deerfield Dr.

Medical Clinics in Whitewater

SSM Health (Dean Care HMO)
1305 W. Main

Fort Healthcare
1461 W. Main

Whitewater Mercy
507 W. Main


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