University Hospital | OSU Wexner Medical Center
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.
At this Location
The Babe Zaharias Center
Comprehensive Burn Center – Acute Burn Care Unit
Comprehensive Burn Center – Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Neurosciences Critical Care Unit (NCCU)
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
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.
1585 Westpark St.
Columbus, OH 43210
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.
Huntington is located on the first floor of Doan Hall near the 12th Avenue Parking Garage.
Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday. A full range of financial services are available.
- Doan Hall, outside the Huntington branch on the first floor near the 12th Avenue Parking Garage
- University Hospital (Rhodes Hall) lobby near the Gift Shop
Visiting a Patient
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.
Visiting a patient
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.