Open 24 hours. See below for hours and phone numbers of specific services.
Please note, all OSU and OSU Wexner Medical Center locations are tobacco-free and weapon-free zones.
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. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s East Hospital Emergency Department is the first ED in central Ohio to receive the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award. This award recognizes exceptional patient care and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.
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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:
- East Hospital to Outpatient Care East
- East Hospital to Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza
- East Hospital to University Hospital
Below are other helpful maps:
181 Taylor Avenue Columbus, OH 43203
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.
The Comprehensive Wound Center is on the west side of the building, near the Emergency Department. Parking is on the west side.
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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.