Ohio State Harding Hospital

1670 Upham Drive
Columbus, OH 43210


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The adult and geriatric inpatient program at Ohio State Harding Hospital has 84 beds and provides emergency stabilization, diagnosis and the initial stages of treatment. Stabilization is particularly important if there is a risk for personal harm (including suicide risk) or injury to others. If you or another person is in danger of harm, call 911 immediately for help.

Ohio State Harding Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) facilitates all admissions to Ohio State Harding Hospital inpatient services. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Referrals come from emergency departments, medical units, outpatient clinics and physician offices, community mental health centers and regional health care facilities. The PES clinician collaborates with Ohio State Harding Hospital residents and attending psychiatrists to determine the appropriate level of care required. PES uses a structured interview process for patient evaluation.

This need for stabilization and initial treatment can arise from conditions such as:

Inpatient care is provided in a supportive environment and may include:

  • Individual or group therapy
  • Education and skills development
  • Medication management
  • Family meetings to develop understanding and support.
  • A comprehensive discharge plan that helps the patient transition to the next level of care.
  • Neurotherapy procedures, such as ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) or other specialized services needed for patient care.

Once the patient has been stabilized, the goal of adult inpatient treatment is to help that person return to independent living and family participation. Treatment and progress toward wellness can then continue through a partial hospitalization or outpatient program.

Learn more about Ohio State's mental and behavioral health services.

Patient pick-up and drop-off is located on the east side of the building on 1670 Upham Drive between Ohio State Harding Hospital and Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute.

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  • Monday: Open 24 Hours
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  • Thursday: Open 24 Hours
  • Friday: Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 Hours

Visiting Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00a-8:00p
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am-8:00pm

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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 available for patients and visitors to and from the medical center parking garages and buildings. View options.

Valet Parking

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center main campus offers valet services at each of the following locations (James Cancer Hospital, Ross Heart Hospital, University Hospital and the Brain and Spine Hospital). The cost for valet is $10 per day, and there is a maximum charge of $50 for five or more consecutive days. Valet accepts cash, credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay. After your visit, you can request your vehicle by:

  • Presenting your ticket at the cashier podium
  • Calling the valet team using the phone number on your ticket
  • Scanning the QR code on your ticket
  • Using the “Text Down” feature listed on your ticket

Valet service is also available at Martha Morehouse Outpatient Care, Outpatient Care Dublin, Outpatient Care New Albany and East Hospital. Valet costs may vary per location.

Disability Parking
Handicapped accessible parking is available in the 12th Avenue Garage. Additional parking is located in the SAFEAUTO Garage at 1585 Westpark St.

Patients and visitors

More for our patients and visitors

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.

Patient pickup, drop-off

Patient pick-up and drop-off is located at entrance of Rhodes Hall, 450 W. 10th Ave.

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:

[Patient Name]
[Room Number, if known]
Ohio State Harding Hospital
1670 Upham Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210

Tobacco-free and weapon-free

Please note, all The Ohio State University and the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center locations, including this one, are tobacco-free and weapon-free zones.

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