12th Avenue Closed at Cannon Drive Beginning the Evening of May 9
From May 9 late evening, after spring commencement, through July 18, 12th Avenue between Cannon Drive and Harding Hospital will be closed to accommodate utility work to support construction of the new inpatient hospital. Signage will detour traffic from Cannon Drive, east on Herrick Drive, south on Neil Avenue, west on 12th Avenue.
Traffic control officials will facilitate EMS traffic to use a temporary route between the Biomedical Research Tower and Tzagournis Medical Research Facility to the Emergency Department north entrance, with an alternate route of 10th Avenue, north on Dodd Drive to the south entrance.
Pedestrians and ADA will be accommodated with a temporary sidewalk to the south and west of Parks Hall.
The Ackerman Shuttle will utilize the EMS temporary route, stopping at the Biomedical Research Tower (instead of Harding Hospital), continuing to Doan Hall and Meiling Hall as usual, and returning via John Herrick Drive. Learn more.
Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, we have implemented new visitor restrictions to ensure the health and safety of our patients, their families and our staff. Some entrances may be closed and all visitors are subject to health screenings.
University Hospital is the flagship patient care facility of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. We are a 900-bed hospital that offers patients the latest in care, research and technology. Our specialties include critical care, organ transplantation, women’s health, digestive diseases, minimally invasive surgery, rehabilitation and neurosciences.
A major referral center for patients from Ohio and throughout the Midwest, Ohio State’s University Hospital is consistently recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. In addition to our designation as a Level I Trauma Center, we’re also home to the most advanced intensive care units in the area, including a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and a comprehensive burn center.
University Hospital is unique in the region for many services, including central Ohio’s only adult solid organ transplant program and a groundbreaking Center for Neuromodulation, which pioneers procedures such as deep brain stimulation that can dramatically improve the lives of people with specific neurological and psychiatric symptoms.
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- Monday: Open 24 Hours
- Tuesday: Open 24 Hours
- Wednesday: Open 24 Hours
- Thursday: Open 24 Hours
- Friday: Open 24 Hours
- Saturday: Open 24 Hours
- Sunday: Open 24 Hours
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 10 p.m.-5 a.m., patients are limited to one visitor. Intensive Care Unit hours vary.
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.
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.
For more information, call 614-293-8300.
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 ParkingValet 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 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.
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Patient pick-up and drop-off is located at entrance of Rhodes Hall, 450 W. 10th Ave. Ohio State’s University Hospital is located just south of The Ohio State University campus in Columbus.