• University Hospital East

Ohio State’s University Hospital East, located on the eastern edge of downtown Columbus, blends the friendly atmosphere of a small community hospital with all of the advantages of belonging to a major academic medical center.

As part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, University Hospital East offers the full spectrum of care, including emergency and critical care services, cancer care, addiction services, cardiology, vascular surgery, radiology and imaging, rehabilitation, orthopedics, plastic surgery and endocrinology.

University Hospital East is also home to the Comprehensive Wound Center, which features a limb preservation program for patients at risk of amputation that is unique in the region. In addition, our Sleep Disorders Center was the first accredited, hospital-based sleep disorders center in central Ohio.

At this Location

At this Location

Comprehensive Wound Center and Limb Preservation Program

9th Floor
Phone:
614-293-4811
888-340-3163

Comprehensive Wound Center

The staff of Ohio State's Comprehensive Wound Center (CWC) is committed to identifying the cause of your non-healing wound and developing a treatment plan that is specifically personalized for you. We treat many types of wounds, including but not limited to the following:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Gangrene/necrosis
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Surgical wounds
  • Bone infections
  • Crush injuries
  • Poor circulation
  • Late effects of radiation

Because Ohio State's Comprehensive Wound Center is a national leader in wound research, we can offer you the most advanced treatment options available including skin substitutes, negative pressure therapy, hyperbaric and topical oxygen and growth factor therapy to name a few. The Comprehensive Wound Center also houses Ohio State’s Limb Preservation Program.

Learn more about Ohio State's wound care.

Limb Preservation Program

The Limb Preservation Program at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Wound Center combines wound healing expertise and the most advanced techniques to avoid amputation and save limbs. Services offered include testing, treatments and follow-up care for patients with limb-threatening conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers, advanced peripheral artery disease, acute infections and deformities.

Learn more about Ohio State's wound care.


Diabetes

Tower 200
Phone: 614-688-6251
Hours: Vary.

University Hospital East offers classes about managing diabetes to referred patients. The 1 1/2-hour Diabetes Discharge class must be scheduled within 30 days of inpatient discharge. A longer, more comprehensive two-part, three-hour class is also offered once/month. In addition, patients may schedule individual follow-up appointments.

Learn more about Ohio State's diabetes and endocrinology services.

Emergency Department

The entrance to our Emergency Department is at the southwest corner of the hospital, on the Hawthorne Avenue side. Follow the directional signs.

Phone:
614-257-3000
800-293-5123
Open 24 hours a day

To visit an emergency patient, you must have the permission of the physician and nurse caring for the patient. Children age 12 or younger must have permission of the charge nurse.

University Hospital East's Emergency Department offers the most advanced levels of emergency care from experts who've devoted their professional and academic careers to emergency medicine. The University Hospital East Emergency Department has:

  • A STEMI Alert system that mobilizes a specialized team of emergency medicine and cardiology physicians to treat the most serious form of heart attack
  • Access to specialists trained in comprehensive stroke care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Been honored for our quality of care and outcomes with a Healthgrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ for the third consecutive year.

Learn more about Ohio State's emergency medicine services.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

1st Floor
Phone: 614-293-6255
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Our experts in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition (GH&N) work together to diagnose, prevent and treat digestive health issues. We treat a wide array of disorders ranging from heartburn and indigestion to Celiac disease. Other areas of focus include hepatology, which involves treatment of liver, gallbladder, pancreatic and other disorders.

Outpatient clinic care and inpatient care are offered at University Hospital East.

Gastroenterology procedures offered at the University Hospital East location include:

  • Esophagogastroguodenoscopy (EDG) or upper endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Other general gastroenterology procedures

Learn more about Ohio State's digestive services.

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery Outpatient Clinic

11th floor, Suite 1102
Phone: 614-257-2226 (Scheduled appointments only, no referral required)
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Services offered at this location include evaluation for surgical options for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. This includes gastroesophageal reflux disease and gall bladder disease, general surgery related disorders such as inguinal, paraesophagela and incisional hernia repair, and benign diseases and disorders of the colon and rectum. Available treatments include small lipoma removals, hemorrhoid banding, anoscopy and others.

Learn more about Ohio State's digestive services.

Heart and Vascular Center

Suite 1100
Phone: 614-257-3781
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

University Hospital East provides a complete range of cardiovascular services supported by Ohio State’s Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, including the following:

  • Cardiac catheterization lab
  • Carotid and claudication disease
  • Dialysis access
  • Diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular diseases
  • EKGs
  • Echocardiography
  • Endovascular therapy
  • Interventional therapy
  • Noninvasive vascular testing
  • Percutaneous revascularization
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Treadmill stress EKG
  • Treadmill and pharmacologic stress echo
  • Treadmill and pharmacologic nuclear stress tests
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular surgery
  • Vascular ultrasound: abdominal aortic duplex, carotid dopplers, venous duplex
  • Wound care

Learn more about Ohio State's heart and vascular services.

Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit

4th Floor West Wing
Phone: 614-257-2330
Open 24 hours a day

Visiting Hours (7 days a week):
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
8-9 p.m.

Note: Visitation varies based on the needs of the patient and family.
Visitors are limited to two at a time.
Children 13 and under may be permitted to visit if arrangements are made with the charge nurse.

The MICU cares for patients with breathing problems due to a complicated illness, such as pneumonia, heart failure, severe infection or complications from cancer treatment.

Learn more about Ohio State's intensive care services.

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Orthopedics

4th Floor, West Wing
Phone:
614-293-BONE (2663)
888-861-8081

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers medical and surgical expertise in the areas of joint replacement, sports injuries, foot and ankle care, spine injury, oncology, hand care and trauma injuries.

As an orthopedic patient at Ohio State, you benefit from the research and education that only happens at a hospital affiliated with a major academic medical center. Ohio State is a national leader in producing medical knowledge and training the healthcare professionals of the future.

Learn more about Ohio State's orthopedics care.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

1st Floor - W117
Phone: 614-257-3390
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

University Hospital East provides outpatient physical therapy to adults and adolescents. Our healthcare team will personalize your care plan to help you achieve your highest level of health and function.

Outpatient services offered at University Hospital East include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Swallowing evaluation and treatment services
  • Functional capacity program

Learn more about Ohio State's physical medicine and rehabilitation services.

Primary Care

Total Health & Wellness
East Tower, 12th Floor
Phone: 614-685-9994
Hours:
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wed., 8 a.m.-noon

Ohio State Total Health & Wellness offers an integrated approach to physical and mental health care.

Services at this location include the following:

  • Health and wellness screening and education
  • Evidence-based management of new health problems or complaints
  • Care and ongoing management for conditions like diabetes, asthma and heart failure
  • Routine physical exams, screenings and vaccines
  • Basic women's services like Pap tests and birth control
  • Mental health counseling and programs for conditions like depression and anxiety
  • Healthy lifestyle programs and educational services

Radiology

Tower, 2nd Floor
Phone: 614-257-3660
Open 24 hours a day

The Department of Radiology at University Hospital East specializes in digital X-ray, computed tomography(CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammograms, ultrasound, fluoroscopy studies, nuclear medicine, vascular ultrasound, interventional radiology and cardiology imaging.

Learn more about Ohio State's imaging and radiology services.

Sleep Disorders

Talbot Hall, 4th Floor
Phone: 614-257-2500
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Please call for appointment.

Our Sleep Medicine experts literally work around the clock to help people with sleep problems. In addition to affecting everyday functioning, sleep issues can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes or other health concerns. Patients who are diagnosed with a sleep disorder may be referred here for diagnostic evaluation or other treatment. Services offered include:

  • Treatment for all types of sleep disorders
  • Individualized care at our state-of-the-art sleep center
  • Portable Sleep Study option for patients uneasy about coming to the sleep lab, allowing early diagnostic testing to be done at home
  • Partnership with physicians board certified in sleep medicine, as well as the expertise of registered polysomnographic technologists
  • Specialty sleep programs, including workshops, for patients with insomnia or sleep apnea and others wanting to improve sleep quality

Learn more about Ohio State's sleep disorders program.

Urology

1st Floor
Phone: 614-275-2396
Hours: Vary. Call for appointment.

Our physicians and other specialists provide medical and surgical care for male and female urinary disorders and other conditions. Areas of care include incontinence, prostate and bladder cancer, general prostate health care, impotence, ureteral and renal stones. Our teamwork and expertise translate into more effective care for patients with urologic disorders. Our physicians strive to tailor treatment that is both effective and minimally disruptive to patients’ quality of life.

Learn more about Ohio State's urology services.

Directions and Parking

Directions and Parking

Our Location

Ohio State’s University Hospital East is located just east of downtown Columbus.

1492 E. Broad St. Columbus, 43205

Recommended Parking

All parking at University Hospital East is free. Long-term public parking is available directly across Hawthorne Avenue in the surface lots.


For Emergency Department patients, short-term parking is available just outside the Emergency Department entrance doors. The entrance to our Emergency Department is on the south end of the hospital, on the Hawthorne Avenue side.

Visitors

Visitors

Overview

Banking

ATMs near the Scarlet Ribbon Gift Shop and Bistro O-H!

Visitor food services

Bistro O-H! Ground level of the Tower building. Weekdays 6:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and weekends/holidays 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Nearby vending area with microwave and café seating always available.

Skyward Concessions and food trucks and carts: Outside main entrance. Mobile cart with hot sandwiches, including gyros and bratwurst, chips, snacks and beverages. Weekdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weather permitting.

Nearby restaurants: Ask at information desks in our hospital lobbies for directions to nearby restaurants.

Scarlet Ribbon Gift Shop: Snacks, soft drinks.

Vending machines: Available 24 hours a day. Snacks, beverages, some entrees. Change machines provided in some areas.

Gift shops (closed holidays)

Scarlet Ribbon Gift Shop: Offers Buckeye items, personal items, some clothing, cards, flowers, magazines, snacks, drinks. Credit cards and cash accepted. Room deliveries available. University Hospital East lobby. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 614-257-2032.

Visiting a Patient

For the comfort of our patients, only two visitors are permitted at any one time. Talk with the charge nurse in your unit if you would like to have additional visitors. All visitors must be free of illness. In areas where overnight visitors are allowed, visitors must wear an identification badge at all times. Patient visitation is not restricted on the basis of age, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Visitation is 24 hours a day in most areas of the hospital, but please check with the staff in the patient care unit to confirm the policy for that area. From 9 p.m.-5 a.m., patients are limited to one visitor. Intensive Care Unit hours vary, so please check with unit staff.

Children are able to visit when accompanied and properly supervised by a non-patient adult at all times. The child is considered one of the two patient visitors. Children may visit the Intensive Care Unit patients by checking with staff first. 

Please remember that smoking and the use of tobacco products are not permitted inside or outside of any of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center buildings.

Please turn off your cell phones or any radio transmitted devices while in the hospital.

Sending Something to a Patient

Fresh flowers, plants, and food are not allowed in the intensive care unit, as these items can be a source of infection. Cards, balloons and silk flowers are encouraged and can be displayed for the patient to see.

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