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.
Spanish driving directions to OSU Wexner Medical Center
After dropping off a patient at the University Hospital Emergency Department, we recommend that you park in the nearby SAFEAUTO Hospitals Garage.
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Cannon Drive Construction
Portions of Cannon Drive, between Medical Center Drive and 12th Avenue, will be closed Sept. 5, 2017 through 2019 because of construction. Expect traffic detours and delays around the medical center. Traffic routes to your destination may be impacted, so allow extra time when traveling to the medical center campus.
Game Day Parking
Be aware that parking will be impacted on the following Ohio State Buckeyes football game days: Sept. 9, 16, 23; Oct. 7, 28; Nov. 11, 18. Patients and visitors should park in the SafeAuto Hospitals Garage or South Cannon Garage.
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.