Phones and Pagers

Patient and Family Guide

Phones and Pagers

Telephones
 
Local calls to the Madison area may be placed from hospital phones by dialing a "9" before the number. Long distance calls can be placed collect or by a calling card. To place a calling card or collect call, dial "9-0" followed by the area code and number. Calls cannot be charged to patients' rooms.
 
Pre-paid phone cards are available in the Gift Shop. Cellular telephones are permitted in the hospital, but should not be used within three feet of any medical equipment.
 
Pagers
 
Pagers are available for parents to borrow from the nursing stations on all pediatric units. Pagers allow parents to leave their child's room, knowing they will be paged if needed. Pager guidelines are located at the nursing stations.