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
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.
Learn more about Ohio State's emergency medicine services.
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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 generally 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week in most hospital units.
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.
Effective July 1, 2021, valet services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center main campus locations (James, Ross, University Hospital, Brain and Spine) will transition to a “no tip” service, which means that valet attendants will not accept tips from customers. The daily valet rate will increase from $8 to $10. As part of the transition, valet enhancements are being made at the medical center main campus locations as well as Martha Morehouse Outpatient Care to enhance the customer experience, including the acceptance of credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay as well as ticketless valet check-in options.
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 pickup, drop-off
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.