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Visiting a Patient

At East Liverpool City Hospital we understand the connection with family and friends and how this connection plays an important role in the healing process. However, during this pandemic, we ask for your understanding and cooperation with our team as we work hard to deliver award winning care in a safe environment. Safety is always our priority and this is why we have implemented policies that follow the Ohio Department of Health and Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

The current East Liverpool City Hospital visitation policy is as follows:

Outpatient - Visitors may be escorted to their outpatient procedure if the are a minor, elderly adult, and/or are handicap and in need of assistance.

Emergency Department - A minor and/or handicap patient may have one person assist them while in the Emergency Dept.

Surgical Services - A patient may be escorted to the Surgical Services waiting room prior to surgery, but must then exit the facility once the surgical procedure begins.

Hours for Visitation:

  • Inpatient Hours 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • ICCU 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. - 2 family members at the bedside. No children under 12 years old. Staff may request the family leave the patients bedside at change of shift.
  • BHU - 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Refer to BHU Patient Visitation and Consent Policy.
  • Note: Patients may have clergy visitation outside of normal visiting hours to support their spirtual needs.

Contacting Patients:

Patients may be contacted directly by dialing the number listed on the patient's bedside phone. To aid in the healing process 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.

Cards & Letters Can Be Sent:

* Sending an eCard electronically by going to: eCards for a loved one | East Liverpool Health System (

* United States Postal Service

(Patient’s name & room number)
East Liverpool Health System
425 W. Fifth Street
East Liverpool, OH 43920

Any personal mail received after discharge from ELCH will be forwarded to the patient’s home.

Cafeteria Hours:

Breakfast: 6:30 A.M. to 9:45 A.M.
Lunch: 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Balloon & Flower Restrictions:

Balloon & Flower Restrictions limited to: 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.