Finding and Choosing an Ambulatory Surgical Center

What is an Ambulatory Surgical Center?

An Ambulatory Surgical Center is a place that provides day surgery services to persons who need less than 24-hour nursing/medical care.

Regulation Information

Ambulatory Surgical Centers are regulated under 42 CFR Part 416 Code of Federal Regulations. Learn more about the Department's role in regulating Ambulatory Surgical Centers.

Looking for an Ambulatory Surgical Center in Wisconsin?

Provider Search:  Locate a health or residential care provider and obtain compliance history information.

Statewide Ambulatory Surgical Center Directory

Complaints Regarding Wisconsin Health and Residential Care Providers

The Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance is responsible for assuring the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Wisconsin.  If any individual believes that a caregiver, agency, or Department regulated facility has violated State or Federal laws pertaining to regulated entities, that individual has the right to file a complaint.

Client Rights

Wisconsin Client Rights: Anyone who is receiving services for mental illness, a developmental disability, or substance abuse in the state of Wisconsin has specific rights under Wisconsin Statute 51 (State Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Developmental Disability and Mental Health Act) subsections 51.61 and 51.30.

Advance Directives: An advance directive describes, in writing, your choices about the treatments you want or do not want or about how health care decisions should be made for you if you become incapacitated and cannot express your wishes.

Last Revised: November 29, 2019