American Family Children's Hospital

Getting Around Inside UW Hospital

For driving directions to UW Hospital and Clinics, please refer to the UW Hospital and Clinics page in our Locations and Maps section. The following information helps you find your way around the inside of the hospital:
Navigating UW Hospital and Clinics 
To find a destination inside UW Hospital and Clinics or the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, please observe the following general wayfinding guidelines. For directions and information for the American Family Children's Hospital, please see Directions and Finding Your Way in the Children's Hospital Patient Guide.

Main Street Destinations and Inpatient Units

Follow the flooring known as Main Street on the second floor (the floor on which you enter from the parking ramp) to the correct elevator lobby, then take the elevator to your desired floor and follow signs to your destination.

As shown below on the UW Hospital Wayfinding Map, which is also available at the hospital's information center, the elevator banks are in alphabetical order from B at the south end to K at the north end of the building.
Atrium Destinations

Follow Main Street on the second floor to the clinics lobby. From the clinics lobby, follow signs directing you into the Atrium. Once inside the Atrium, follow signs for your destination. The Atrium elevators are at the back.
UW Health Navigator

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If you have a smartphone or tablet, try UW Health Navigator. This free app uses WiFi to determine the user's location, then provides directions to any selected public destination. Users also can choose to find the closest of a certain type of facility, such as a restroom. Learn more about UW Health Navigator


If you are at UW Hospital and Clinics or American Family Children's Hospital and cannot find your way, you can ask any UW Health employee wearing a badge for assistance or call (608) 263-8581.

Wayfinding (Click image to open map with complete directory listing)

UW Hospital and Clinics Map