Emergency Department

Door County Medical Center’s Emergency Department is a state-of-the-art facility staffed by experienced, caring doctors and nurses with immediate access to all other facets of our facility, including lab, diagnostic imaging, orthopedics, specialists, social workers and more.


Door County Medical Center is continuously listed as a U.S. top 20 critical access hospital. In a life-threatening situation trusted, award-winning emergency care is as close as Sturgeon Bay.

Should you choose DirectCare, Urgent Care or the Emergency Room? When choosing which facility to visit, consider the guidelines below.


Walk in or reserve your spot online for convenient same-day, in-person care. DirectCare is for anyone over 12 months old.

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Rash
  • Bug bite
  • Low back pain
  • Muscle strain
  • Shingles
  • Pink eye
  • Cold or flu
  • Sore throat
  • Ear pain
  • Sinus issues
  • Cough
  • Gout

Learn more about DirectCare

Urgent Care

Conditions requiring immediate care, but that are not life-threatening:

  • Sprains
  • Earaches
  • Cold or flu
  • Cut requiring stitches
  • Mild asthma
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Broken bone with intact skin

Learn more about Urgent Care

Emergency Care

Conditions requiring immediate care, that are life or limb-threatening:

  • Chest pain
  • Facial drooping
  • Sudden numbness or weakness in arm or leg
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Head or eye injuries
  • Major fracture with broken skin
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323 S. 18th Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Timing Is Vital During a Stroke

During a stroke, an estimated two million brain cells die per minute. The faster a stroke patient is evaluated and treated, the better his or her outcome and recovery will be.

Door County Medical Center’s Emergency Department can treat stroke patients faster and more effectively thanks to Telestroke, a new state-of-the-art technology that connects stroke patients with highly skilled neurologists with the click of a button.