Hospital Visitor Amenities | St. Francis - Ascension Wisconsin

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Visitor Amenities

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St Francis encourages family and friends to visit patients during their stay. You play an important role in the healing process.

Waiting Areas

We created specially designed lounge areas for visitors on each patient floor and in the main lobby. Specific waiting areas have been designated for families of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and in surgery.

Gift Shop

You’ll find a variety of personal items, magazines, gifts and cards in the hospital gift shop on the first floor. The gift shop is staffed by volunteers and is open until 7:30 pm during the week and 3 pm on weekends.


A full-service retail pharmacy is on the first floor near the entrance of the parking lot.

Pharmacy Hours
Monday through Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm


Visitors are welcome to eat in the cafeteria on the first floor next to the gift shop.

Cafeteria Hours
Open Daily: 6:30 am to 7 pm

Vending Machines

Find snacks and beverages in vending machines near the pharmacy. Vending machines are available 24/7. 


An ATM is available next to the cafeteria.

Wireless Internet

We have free wireless Internet access throughout the hospital. Bring your own laptop, tablet or other device and enjoy the Web. 

Valet Parking

Whether you are visiting a patient or coming in for an appointment or procedure, simply pull up to St. Francis' main entrance on S. 16th Street, and we'll take it from there. Complementary, professional valet drivers will safely park your car in our parking structure and will bring it back to you when you return.

Valet parking is available Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Gifts & Deliveries

You can send mail, plants and flowers to the patients. Mail received after the patient is discharged will be forwarded to a home address. Go ahead and send Mylar balloons, but please don’t send latex balloons. You can bring food but only if the food is within the patient's dietary restrictions.

For more information about visitor amenities at St. Francis hospital, please call 414-647-5000.

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