Open 24 hours

Please note, all OSU and OSU Wexner Medical Center locations, including this one, are tobacco-free and weapon-free zones.

The emergency department at East Hospital is a Level III Trauma Center. Our specialized team of surgeons, physicians and nurses, facilities and treatments are available around the clock to treat life-threatening injuries.

The East Hospital Emergency Department has:
  • 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


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 southwest corner of the hospital, on the Hawthorne Avenue side. Follow the directional signs.

181 Taylor Avenue Columbus, OH 43203

Recommended Parking

After dropping off a patient at the East Hospital Emergency Department, short-term parking is available just outside the Emergency Department entrance doors. Free longer-term public parking is available directly across Hawthorne Avenue in the surface lots.


Visiting a Patient

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.

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