The Ohio State University Hospital 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 Emergency Department is:
- One of only two adult Level 1 Trauma Centers in central Ohio, able to care for the most serious injuries
- Central Ohio's only verified adult burn center
- Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with stroke care specialists in our certified comprehensive stroke program
- Central Ohio's only hyperbaric medicine center with chambers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Directions and Parking
Do not drive yourself! Dial 911 to have an emergency vehicle transport you faster and safer than a friend or family member.
The Emergency Department entrance is at the corner of 10th Avenue and Dodd Drive. Signs will easily direct you to the entrance from Cannon Drive, Medical Center Drive or Neil Avenue.
View a map of the OSU Wexner Medical Center, including University Hospital, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and James Cancer Hospital.
After dropping off a patient at the University Hospital Emergency Department, we recommend that you park in the nearby SAFEAUTO Hospitals Garage.
General Game Day Parking and Traffic Updates
- Football traffic patterns depend on a variety of factors including time of day, time of game, traffic flows, parking availability. Follow the OSU Department of Public Safety on Twitter at @OSUPOLICE for real-time game day traffic and parking updates.
- If you are coming to the game and would like information about parking, visit the www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/gameday for game day parking information and a map. An updated schedule (as kickoff times are announced) can be found on the site by selecting Football and Schedules from the Men’s Sports drop-down menu.
Visiting a Patient
To visit an emergency patient, you must have permission from the physician and nurse caring for the patient. Children age 12 or younger must have permission of the charge nurse.