American Family Children's Hospital

Mother-Baby Care

Call (866) 678-7636


When a newborn or pregnant mother requires advanced medical care, this dedicated phone is your resource. The Mother-Baby Care phone line is answered 24/7 by a registered nurse who is ready to help referring providers:

  • Transfer a neonate to one of our NICUs. Transportation is provided by C.H.E.T.A., UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital Emergency transport ambulance.
    • Level 3 NICU: UnityPoint Health - Meriter, 202 S. Park St., Madison, WI 53715
    • Level 4 NICU: UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital, 1675 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792
  • Consult with UW Health
    • Neonatologist
    • Maternal-fetal medicine specialist
    • Pediatric cardiologist (arrange a fetal echocardiogram)
  • Coordinate transfer of an expectant mother for prenatal or delivery care at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

Mother-Baby Care, UW Health and UnityPoint Health - Meriter, Madison, Wisconsin

When you call, please be ready with the following information:

  • Patient’s name
  • Diagnosis or condition
  • Referring physician’s name/contact
  • Name and street address of your hospital/birthing center

For neonates, please also provide:

  • Date and time of birth
  • Gestational age
  • Birth weight
  • Current weight
  • Mother's name

Fax patient facesheet to (608) 417-5777


Our Team


UnityPoint Health - Meriter and UW Health work together with you to ensure fragile neonates and women with high-risk pregnancies in our region have access to a full team of specialists, the most advanced facilities and the best possible care to meet their individual needs. Advanced medical care is provided by UW Health neonatologists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists and pediatric subspecialists. All are faculty physicians from UW School of Medicine and Public Health.


More Information


Learn about Level 3 NICU at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

Learn about Level 4 NICU at UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital

UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital NICU Providers

UW Health Pediatric Subspecialist Providers

UW Health Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists

C.H.E.T.A. Guidelines for Parents (pdf)

C.H.E.T.A. Permission to Transport Form (pdf)