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Please note, all OSU and OSU Wexner Medical Center locations, including this one, are tobacco-free and weapon-free zones.
Parking garage and road closures:
As you prepare for your visit to the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center campus, please review upcoming road and parking garage closures due to construction. These closures will impact 12th Avenue Garage and Cannon Drive.
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
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 the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
Spanish driving directions to OSU Wexner Medical Center
410 West 10th Avenue 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, 9th Avenue East, South Cannon and North Cannon). 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.
Free transportation is available for patients and visitors to and from the medical center parking garages and buildings. View options.
Handicapped accessible parking 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.
Cannon Drive, between 12th Avenue and John Herrick Drive, is now open. Lane closures along Cannon Drive will occur in July for roadway re-striping, but traffic will be maintained in both directions.
- Patient pick-up and drop-off is located at entrance of Rhodes Hall, 450 W. 10th Ave.
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.