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Construction at Main Entrance

Beginning November 10 at 5 p.m., the main entrance to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital — the Blue entrance off North Broadway — will close for the construction of a new air handler on the roof. The project is estimated to take approximately 10 days. Learn More

Construction at Main Entrance

Please note: the main hospital entrance will be closed to all traffic during crane assembly, November 10 at 5 p.m. to November 11 at 5 a.m.; and during crane disassembly, November 19 at 4 p.m. to November 20 at 4 a.m. During this time, electronic message boards will be in place to redirect traffic to enter and exit the Riverside Methodist campus via Thomas Lane.

Beginning November 11 at 5 a.m., incoming traffic from North Broadway will be permitted and able to travel west to the Red Garage. There will be no outbound traffic to North Broadway, due to equipment placement for the project. Additional valet will be available at the Red and Green entrances to assist patients and visitors.

All traffic will be directed to exit the hospital campus via Thomas Lane. Signage at all parking areas and around campus, as well as Protective Services officers, will be in place to direct traffic to exit on Thomas Lane. The Columbus Police Department will be on site to monitor traffic flow and assist with traffic light control at Thomas Lane and Olentangy River Road during peak hours. COTA bus services will be maintained throughout the construction project. 

Please allow for extra travel time to Riverside Methodist during this project. Thank you for your patience during this important construction project.

Amenities and Accommodations

Everything You Need for a Convenient Stay or Visit at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Whether you are a patient or a visitor, we strive to make your experience at Riverside Methodist an exceptional one. Learn about local hotels and lodging, food/beverages, gift shops, pharmacies, banking facilities and more.  

Nearby Hotels and Lodging in Columbus

The Riverside HotelCare Program features special lodging services for patients and families. Call a Riverside HotelCare program representative at (614) 566.5397 for more information or contact our partners directly at the numbers listed below. We’ve partnered with the following local lodging services to offer you comfortable, convenient and affordable access to Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Pictured: Big Red's Lodges

  • OhioHealth Big Red’s Lodges
    3773 Olentangy River Road
    (614) 566.2447

  • Hilton Garden Inn
    3232 Olentangy River Road
    (614) 263.7200

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    3045 Olentangy River Road
    (614) 447.1212

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites OSU
    3031 Olentangy River Road
    (614) 267.1111


The Broadway Bistro (Cafeteria/Food Court)

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 6 to 2 a.m.

  • Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Located on the first floor in the Blue Area off the Main Lobby
  • The grill area is briefly unavailable from 10 to 10:30 a.m. to change from breakfast to lunch.
Tim Horton's Café and Bake Shop

Hours: Open 24 hours

  • Located on the first floor in the Green Area, near the Green Parking Garage
Vending Machines

Located throughout the hospital

Packaged Snacks

Available in the Gift Shop on the first floor in the Orange Area and in the RMB Pharmacy in the Green Area

Patient Meals

Hours: Daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Patients can order room service-style meals daily by calling (614) 566.3663. Freshly-prepared meals will be delivered to your room within 45 minutes.

Hospital Conveniences

Shopping and Gifts

The Gift Shop

Our gift shop is located on the first floor in the Orange Area. It offers unique gifts, books and flowers.

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Weekend hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on all major holidays.

To speak with someone at the Gift Shop, call (614) 566.5220.

Note: Flowers, balloons (mylar only) and gifts will be delivered to most rooms except the critical care areas.

The Women’s Boutique at Riverside

We stock a wide selection of breast pumps, nursing bras, nursing pillows and other breastfeeding supplies. You’ll also find pampering skin care products, unique jewelry and other intriguing items.

Hours: Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To speak with someone at The Women’s Boutique at Riverside, call (614) 566.5353.


Banking services are available through an ATM located outside the cafeteria in the Blue Area, in the Green Area by the Green Parking Garage, and by the Emergency Room in the Red Area.


Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The RMB Pharmacy is located on the first floor of the North Medical Building in the Green Area.

To speak with someone at the pharmacy, call (614) 566.5115.



Cell phones are permitted in most areas. Signs are posted in areas with cell phone restrictions. Pay phones are available in some lobbies.

Patient room phone numbers are listed in the room.

  • Outgoing calls can be placed by dialing “9” plus the number.
  • Long distance phone calls may be made with a calling card.
  • Incoming calls are transferred to inpatient rooms 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Dial “0” for help from the operator.

The Riverside Methodist Hospital Directory lists the name, hospital, room number, room phone number, general condition and religion of each patient, if provided. This information is only shared with people (visitors/callers) who ask for you by name, or by clergy who ask for patients by religious affiliation. You have the right to have your information excluded from this directory. Please note if you exclude your information, we will not be able to acknowledge your presence as a patient to any visitors/callers.

Internet and Computer

Wireless Internet is available in waiting rooms, cafeterias, patient rooms and hallways. If you have trouble accessing the network, call (614) 566.5804.

News TV and Radio

Volunteers visit patient rooms daily to sell The Columbus DispatchThe Columbus Dispatch and USA Today also are available in newspaper machines around the hospital and in the Gift Shop. A variety of television and radio programming is available in all rooms.