Open 24 hours. See visiting hours below.
Please note, all OSU and OSU Wexner Medical Center locations, including this one, are tobacco-free and weapon-free zones.
Ohio State Harding Hospital provides the most comprehensive behavioral healthcare services for adults, older adults, children and adolescents in central Ohio. We offer more treatment options and a more experienced and diversified staff than any other psychiatric or behavioral health care provider in the area.
Learn more about mental and behavioral healthcare services at Ohio State Harding Hospital.
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Ohio State Harding Hospital is located on The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center campus.
View a map of the OSU Wexner Medical Center, including University Hospital, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
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1670 Upham Drive Columbus, OH 43210
Valet service is located at its main entrance at 450 W. 10th Ave. It is available for $8 Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parking Discounts for Patients and Their Visitors
Patients and their visitors will pay a reduced fee for all garages in the medical center (12th Avenue, SAFEAUTO, Wexner Medical Center Garage). Parking validations can be obtained at registration or at any Information Desk located throughout the hospital. You must bring your garage ticket with you for proper validation. Free transportation is also available for patients and visitors to and from the medical center garages and buildings.
The James Parking Shuttle is available for patients and visitors parking in the Wexner Medical Center Garage. The shuttle makes three stops: at The James and at both the north and south ends of the Wexner Medical Center Garage. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The existing Patient Courtesy Shuttle will be available to transport patients and visitors from the garage to other Wexner Medical Center facilities.
Parking for People with Disabilities
Parking for people with disabilities is available next to the building and in all garages on the medical center campus. Additional parking is located in the SAFEAUTO Garage at 1585 Westpark St. It is connected to the Medical Center by a second-floor covered walkway. For those with mobility challenges, please drop off at Davis Outpatient Care entrance on Medical Center Drive before parking your vehicle.
Upham Drive Closed Oct. 5 through 2025
Beginning Oct. 5 early morning and continuing through 2025, Upham Drive will be closed for infrastructure work that will support future construction of the new Inpatient Hospital. During this phase, the southwest entry of Harding Hospital will be closed in favor of entry on the east side (ADA accessible), and signage will detour pedestrians. Additional impacts will be posted throughout construction as warranted. Learn more
Patient pickup, drop-off
- Patient pick-up and drop-off is located at entrance of Rhodes Hall, 450 W. 10th Ave.
- OSU Harding Hospital is served by COTA bus lines 7, 18, 52, 66, 80 and 82
Before traveling to Ohio State Harding Hospital for a visit, please check with the patient's unit to see if the patient can have visitors today. Activity and therapy schedules vary and may overlap visiting hours.
Visiting a Patient
Visiting Hours: Mon.-Sun., 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Sending Something to a Patient
Ask the nurse manager of the patient's unit to suggest appropriate gifts to send or bring to a patient during his or her stay.
Send cards to:
[Room Number, if known]
Ohio State Harding Hospital
1670 Upham Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210