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Consumer Guide: Finding and Choosing an Ambulatory Surgical Center

In Wisconsin, the state licenses and regulates certain ambulatory surgical centers (based on 42 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 416). There’s a directory with details about each center in Wisconsin. View the directory in Excel or as a PDF.

View ambulatory surgical center directory as a PDF (PDF)

View ambulatory surgical center directory in Excel (Excel)

What is an ambulatory surgical center?

An ambulatory surgical center is a place that provides surgery services to people who need nursing or medical care for less than 24 hours.

We have resources to help you learn more about ambulatory surgical centers and find one that works for you.

Ambulatory surgical center resources

Expand the section that applies to you to view a list of resources. Select a link to learn more.

Provider Search—Use the Provider Search tool to find health and residential care providers in Wisconsin. You can filter results to show only certain types of facilities, such as an ambulatory surgical center.

These resources can help you understand laws that protect you and your care.

  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers—Learn more about how ambulatory surgical centers are regulated in Wisconsin.
  • Client Rights Office—Find out how to get advice about your rights from a team of experts. This office helps people who get services for a disability, mental health, or substance use. They’ll tell you more about your rights under the law, Wis. Stat. §§ 51.30 and 51.61, and what they mean.
  • Complaints or Problems with Your Health Care—Find out how to file a complaint about your health care. Includes issues with health and residential care facilities, providers, insurance, and medical bills.
  • End-of-Life Planning—Learn about how to plan for the end of life. Includes details on advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders, privacy rights, and more.
Last revised August 15, 2022