Patient and Family Resources

​Patient & Visitor Information

UWMC patients and visitors have access to many different services while at the hospital. To learn more about each service, please click on one of these links:

Health Information

At UWMC, we provide, equip, and empower patients and their families to actively participate on their healthcare team and make informed decisions about their health and health care. We collaborate with patients, families, and staff in an environment of mutual respect and shared goals to optimize the health care experience.

To help you find the information you need to make your best healthcare decisions, UWMC provides these main resources:

  • Health Information Resource Center: ​The hospital’s resource center is staffed to help users find health information. Patients, families, and visitors to the center also have access to computers, a printer, and fax. The c​enter is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Health Online: The Health Online website provides access to health education handouts written by UWMC clinicians and professional staff for our patients, families, and visitors. Health Online is managed by UWMC’s Patient and Family Education Services department.

Patients & Families as Advisors

Advisors are patient and family volunteers who work with UWMC care providers and staff to improve the healthcare experience for everyone. This partnership fosters the philosophy of patient and family centered care that is central to our services at UWMC.