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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center East Hospital blends academic medicine with a community-based setting in a comprehensive outpatient facility (543 Taylor Ave.) and 190-bed hospital (181 Taylor Ave.) on Columbus’ East Side.

Home to a Level III Trauma Center, East Hospital provides a full range of medical and surgical services to patients throughout central Ohio, including orthopedics, general surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, ENT, cardiovascular and pulmonary care, family medicine, general internal medicine, and emergency medicine. Additionally, patients at East Hospital have access to central Ohio’s leading alcohol and drug addiction recovery services, a comprehensive wound-healing center with limb preservation program, digestive disease treatment, a full-range of diagnostic services, a sleep disorders center, and outpatient oncology services.

Surgical patients benefit from the latest advances in robotic technology for hip and knee replacement, hernia repair and other general surgical procedures.

East Hospital has earned “2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence” from HealthGrades, a Leapfrog “A” grade for patient safety, and Primary Stroke Center certification from the Joint Commission.

At this Location

At this Location

Comprehensive Wound Center and Limb Preservation Program

9th Floor

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.


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

East Hospital 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.

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.

East Hospital'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 East Hospital Emergency Department has:

  •  A Level III Trauma Center
  • 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 East Hospital.

Gastroenterology procedures offered at the East Hospital location include:

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

Learn more about Ohio State's digestive services.

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

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: 614-257-3000
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

  • Cardiac catheterization lab
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • EKGs
  • Echocardiography
  • Noninvasive vascular testing and a full-service Peripheral Vascular Laboratory
  • Echocardiography
  • Vascular surgery
  • Wound care

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


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

The Department of Radiology at East Hospital 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.

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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.


4th Floor, West Wing
614-293-BONE (2663)

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.

East Hospital 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 East Hospital 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
Monday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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
• Comprehensive women’s services like Pap tests, birth control, obstetrics and midwifery
• Mental health counseling and programs for conditions like depression and anxiety
• Healthy lifestyle programs and educational services

Primary Stroke Center

Phone: 614-257-3000

At Ohio State’s Primary Stroke Center at East Hospital, our physicians, nurses and researchers are at the forefront of stroke care, developing and delivering the most advanced and innovative techniques. From first-in-the-nation clinical trials, to revolutionary rehabilitation strategies, our teams are dedicated to providing safe and effective stroke care. The Primary Stroke Center is part of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Ohio State.

Learn more about the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Ohio State.

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.


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 East Hospital is located just east of downtown Columbus.

Below are links to driving directions from East Hospital to other OSU Wexner Medical Center healthcare facilities:

Below are other helpful maps:

181 Taylor Avenue Columbus, OH 43203

Recommended Parking

All parking at East Hospital 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.





ATMs near 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. East Hospital is located near the lobby at the end of the long glass hallway. 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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