Whether you're visiting a friend, relative or other loved one, Community Howard Regional Health’s goal is to make you feel welcome and make your visit as pleasant as possible. Directions to our hospitals and locations >>
Please note: All Community Howard Regional Health buildings and grounds are tobacco free. To promote a healthy environment for our patients, guests and staff, please do not smoke while on our campus.
We encourage you to visit your loved ones and friends. Visiting hours and suggestions >>
Free valet parking
Valet parking is provided at the south entrance of the hospital from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To take advantage of this free service, just bring you car to the circle drive, and a valet will take it to the parking lot. When you are ready to leave, the valet will retrieve your car and bring it back to the circle drive. After posted hours, please dial "0" from a house phone and the operator will contact Security to retrieve your vehicle.
Gift shop and waiting areas
The Cheer Guild Gift Shop offers gifts, cards, magazines, and sundries for all guests and patients. It is located in the hospital’s south lobby. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Several lobbies and waiting areas are provided by the hospital for the comfort and convenience of patients and visitors. In addition to the south lobby and the east lobby, there are waiting areas at most outpatient service departments. A lounge is located across the hall from the Intensive Care Unit. The Ambulatory Surgery Center lobby accommodates relatives and friends of all surgery patients whether ambulatory or inpatient. A volunteer, when available, will keep those waiting informed of the patient’s progress.
The cafeteria is located in the southeast corner of the hospital basement. Service hours are Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Weekend and holiday hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For those on a restricted diet, the cafeteria offers "Treat Yourself Right" foods. These items, which are low in fat and sodium, are marked on the menu with a heart. If you have any questions regarding what to choose, please ask the cafeteria server for assistance. Vending machines filled with snacks, sandwiches, drinks, and fruit are accessible in the cafeteria 24 hours a day. A microwave oven is available to heat food as desired. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask any member of our staff or call us at 765-453-0702.
Community Howard Regional Health offers free wifi to patients, families and visitors inside the hospital.
Cell phone policy
To avoid potential electromagnetic interference with medical devices, cellular telephones are allowed in designated common non-patient care areas only. These designated areas include the cafeteria, patient care waiting areas, elevators, stairway landings, emergency room waiting area, surgery waiting area, Main lobby, lab/radiology waiting areas, cardiovascular waiting areas, oncology waiting areas, and East lobby.
Cellular telephone use in patient areas is strictly prohibited. These restricted areas include cath lab, surgery, emergency room, ICU, radiology, and all patient care areas.
This policy governs the use of cellular telephones by all Howard Regional Health System visitors, patients, department staff, contractors, volunteers, and physicians.