Community Hospital East

Community Hospital East

Community Hospital East

1500 North Ritter Avenue,
Indianapolis, IN 46219

HOURS

Open 24/7

For more than 60 years, Community Health Network has been committed to the delivery of easier, more convenient and more affordable healthcare on the east side of Indianapolis.

Eastside residents have access to behavioral health services, primary care and specialty-care physician practices, school-based clinics, MedChecksCommunity Cancer Centers, the Jane Pauley Community Health CenterCommunity Surgery CenterCommunity Endoscopy CenterCommunity Physical Therapy and Rehab, employer health clinics and health pavilions that bring multiple services together under one roof.

At Community East

Patients and visitors to Community Hospital East can find general information about the hospital below, including visiting hours, parking, dining options and various services. If you don't find what you're looking for, please call our general information line at 317-355-1411.

Visitor Info

General Visiting Hours

Visiting hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., limited to two (2) visitors at one time.

Visiting hours are designed for you to spend time with your loved ones, our patients, while ensuring that patients receive all the treatment, care and rest they need. Special circumstances may occur and visiting may be restricted, postponed or cancelled. Visiting time is dependent on patient condition and considerations for the care, privacy, dignity and safety of all patients. Visitors must be free of fever and contagious illness to prevent spreading illness to others. Children under 14 years old must have adult supervision (other than the patient) at all times.

Unit Visiting and After Hours

Visitation exceptions

  • Maternity Services: Limited to 2-3 visitors at bedside during labor and delivery. One support person 24 hours/day. Other visitors 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Special Care Nursery: Two persons at a time only as permitted by the mother. No visitors, including parents, during report or special procedures.
  • ICU/PCU: No visiting between 7 to 8 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. during report.
  • End of Life and Hospice patients: Staff will work with the family to make special allowances.

After hours visitation

  • Most hospital entrances are locked from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Use Emergency Department doors during this time.
  • Only one visitor may stay with each patient in room overnight. To protect privacy, no overnight guests will be permitted to stay with patients who are sharing a room with another patient.
  • Overnight guests must be independent with their own care needs.
  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed to stay overnight.

Parking

Visitor parking is free in the east parking lot and parking garage.

Valet parking is available free of charge and is available at the main entrance from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tips are not required or accepted.

ATM

An ATM is located just outside the cafeteria entrance.

Free WiFi

Community Hospital East offers free wireless internet access to patients, families and visitors.

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones are allowed except in patient treatment areas as their signal could interfere with medical equipment in use.

No Smoking

The hospital and the entire Community Hospital East campus are tobacco-free environments.

Smoking has been shown not only to compromise the health of those who smoke, but others who come into contact with the smoke. Therefore, in keeping with our mission to promote the health, wellness and comfort of our patients and employees, smoking is not permitted.

Phone Numbers
Operator
Outpatient Registration
Emergency Department
Community Surgery Center East
Info Desk/Concierge
Valet Parking
Security
Pastoral Care/Spiritual Counseling

Who may I contact to express concerns?

Our goal is to provide excellent service. If we have not met your expectations, we want to know. If you have questions about your Community experience or suggestions for making it better, please contact the Office of Patient Experience at 317-621-7000 or e-mail PatientExperience@eCommunity.com.

Food and Beverage

The cafeteria is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Java City

Gourmet coffees, teas, other beverages and a variety of pastries can be found at Java City in the lobby.

  • Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, closed

Vending machines are available 24 hours a day across from the cafeteria’s entrance.

Shopping

Community gift cards are accepted at all Community Health Network retail locations. We offer our patients and visitors retail options including Jasmine gift shop with snacks and logo apparel, and FigLeaf Boutique for specialty women's, children's and personal care items.

Jasmine Gift Shop
Jasmine
Gift Shop

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday/Holidays, Closed
Phone: 317-355-5566

FigLeaf Boutique
FigLeaf Boutique
Women's Health and Specialty

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: 317-355-3441

Pharmacy

Community's own Wellspring Pharmacy offers competitive pricing and the convenience of getting your prescription filled immediately following a physician appointment or a hospital stay. Refills are also convenient with online refill and UPS shipping available.

Wellspring Pharmacy
Wellspring Pharmacy
Pharmacy

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Phone: 317-355-3030

Library Services

Community Health Network libraries provide access to health information research services for patients and their families. A medical librarian's expertise is available during staffed hours.

Community Hospital East is the main library location and is staffed by librarians Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a specific information request, call the CHE Library at 317-355-3600. The library is located in Building 1, first floor.

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Library materials may not be checked out by patients or family members.

Facility Maps

Find your way around Community East with our handy maps.

CHE Hospital Floors Map
Hospital Floors

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