Critical Access Hospitals: Introduction

CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS: A rural acute care facility providing 24-hour emergency services, acute inpatient and swing-bed care. Inpatient stay up to 96 hours on average.

For questions regarding critical access hospitals, contact the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health, Kathryn Miller, Rural Hospitals Initiatives Program Manager and Flex Coordinator, 608-261-1891, 800-385-0005, ext. 26 or

Hospital range of services may vary according to local needs. Please also see information for Hospitals.

Last Revised: April 26, 2019