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Frequently Asked Questions

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Center for Perinatal Care
202 S. Park Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53715
Located inside Meriter Hospital, 2 Center
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Clinic Phone: 608.417.6667
Clinic Fax: 608.417.6364

Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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What is a Fellow?

A fellowship is the period of 3 extra years of medical training that a physician undertakes after completing his or her OB/GYN residency. During this time, the physician is known as a fellow. Fellows are capable of acting as attending physician or consultant physician. After completing a fellowship, the physician is permitted to practice without direct supervision.

When to call 911 or other emergency services

  • You passed out (lost consciousness)
  • You have severe vaginal bleeding
  • You have severe pain in your belly or pelvis
  • You have had fluid gushing or leaking from your vagina

When to call your doctor

  • You have signs of preeclampsia, such as:
  • Sudden swelling of your face, hands or feet
  • New vision problems (such as dimness or blurring)
  • A severe headache
  • You have any vaginal bleeding
  • You have belly pain or cramping
  • You have a fever
  • You have had regular contractions (with or without pain) for an hour. This means that you have 8 or more in 1 hour or 4 or more in 20 minutes after you change your position and drink fluids
  • You have a sudden release of fluid from your vagina
  • You have low back pain or pelvic pressure that does not go away
  • You notice that your baby has stopped moving or is moving much less than normal

Will my insurance cover my visit?

We recommend that you contact your insurance prior to your appointment to become familiar with your benefits for outpatient hospital clinics.

Why did I receive two bills in the mail?

The Center for Perinatal Care is an outpatient hospital facility and billing practices may be different from other clinics.  You will receive two bills, one from Meriter Hospital as a facility fee, and one from the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation for the physician fee.