Riverside Methodist Hospital is the oldest and largest hospital in the OhioHealth system. Serving patients since 1892, Riverside Methodist is a regional destination hospital in Columbus, Ohio, that is home to a number of top specialty centers.

 Riverside Patient & Visitors Guide

Maps Directions & Parking

Maps, Directions and Parking

Driving directions, hospital floor maps and where to park
 Important Phone Numbers

Important Phone Numbers

Phone directory for hospital departments
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Food and beverage, banking, gift shop, Internet, mail, etc.
 Lodging Information

Lodging Information

Hotels located within 10 minutes of the hospital


Patient Information and Visiting Hours

We understand the importance of family and friends to a patient’s recovery. General visiting hours are daily from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., but may vary on some units based on the patient’s condition/needs.

Families should speak to the patient’s nurse to determine the most appropriate visitation schedule. In consideration of our patients and others, we ask that you limit visitors to two per patient at a time. Children are permitted as visitors, but must be under adult supervision at all times. Smoking is not permitted inside or outside any OhioHealth hospital.

Riverside Methodist Pastoral Care

The Pastoral care office is located on the first floor in the Blue area, near the Riverside café. The Chapel and Meditation Room are adjacent to the Pastoral care office. Religious services are offered each Sunday and on religious holidays.

  • Interdenominational Chapel Service held Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.
  • The Chapel and Meditation Room are open 24 hours for personal prayer or quiet time.

To contact Riverside Methodist Pastoral Care, ask your nurse or call (614) 566.5307 form your room, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evenings and weekends, dial “0” and ask for the on-call chaplain.


The Gift Shop Hours and Location

The Gift Shop, located on the first floor in the Orange Area, offers unique gifts, books and flowers. 

Hours of operation:

  • 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.


Housekeeping/Environmental Services

Housekeeping is about more than just cleanliness, it’s our opportunity to make a first and lasting impression during your visit. Comfort and safety are a significant part of your healthcare. Your room will be cleaned daily throughout your stay. Please speak with your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.

Recycling: This hospital is committed to preserving the environment. Anything you dispose of will be sorted and recycled, if possible.