Visiting a Patient
We encourage loved ones to visit patients and we make every effort to provide
a safe and comfortable environment for our patients and visitors. While
receiving care, patients have the right to decide who may or may not visit,
and those visitors are allowed without regard to race, color, national
origin, language, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical
or mental disability, or socioeconomic status.
Our staff and caregivers understand the important role that visitors and
support persons play and every effort is made to ensure that our patients’
support person is embraced as a valued member of the care team.
- To safeguard the comfort of all our patients, visitors are asked to talk
quietly and leave promptly when visiting hours have ended.
- The visiting times and/or the number of visitors may be limited in certain
circumstances – and vary unit by unit - to protect the health, safety,
and privacy of our patients.
- If visitors are not feeling well or have an illness that can be transferred
to our patients, please refrain from visiting.
- Visitors must follow infection control precautions, keep noise to a minimum,
refrain from taking photographs or videos, and comply with restrictions
on smoking, alcohol and illegal substances.
- Before entering and after leaving your loved one's room, make sure
to wash your hands.
- All children must be in the company of a responsible adult and may not
be left unattended.
Visitors are welcomed any time of day at the hospital. We offer
free parking and valet service for all patients and visitors. When visiting, the attendant at the information
desk near the main entrance will direct you to the patient's room.
Patients can be reached by phone from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. using the number
posted on their bedside phone. If you do not know their number, please
call the hospital switchboard at 330-385-7200.
Gift Shop, Cafe & Cafeteria
Gift Shop Hours:
Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Coffee Café Hours:
Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Callers may dial direct to patient rooms using the number posted on their
phone. To ensure that our patients get their rest, we ask that incoming
calls be limited to between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
If you do not know a patient’s bedside telephone number, call 330-385-7200
and ask the hospital switchboard operator. However, each patient is strongly
urged to give friends and relatives the number to the bedside phone so
calls do not have to go through the switchboard.
Patients cannot accept collect calls through the bedside phones.
Patient Gifts & Mail
You can call to inquire a patient’s room number by calling the hospital at
Cards and letters should be sent to:
(Patient’s name and room number)
East Liverpool City Hospital
425 W. Fifth Street
East Liverpool, OH 43920
Any personal mail received after discharge from ELCH will be forwarded
to the patient’s home.
Balloon & Flower Restrictions
- Balloon & Flower Restrictions Only mylar balloons are permitted in
the hospital. Latex balloons are prohibited. Flowers are welcome on any
unit except the Intensive/Critical Care Unit (ICCU). Patients in the ICCU
can have flowers once they have been transferred from the unit and to