Community Hospital of Bremen is a 24-bed critical access hospital serving Bremen, Indiana and the surrounding communities. The hospital, which employs about 170 associates, contains a full emergency department, diagnostic imaging and lab, radiology, surgery, medical/surgical unit, obstetrics, sleep lab, mammography, physical therapy and occupational health.
Testing is available 9:00am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday) and 7:00am-3:00pm (Saturday)
As a reminder, our ER is open for any and all emergencies. Screenings are performed through the in-car screening process ONLY. NOTE: You will need to have a doctor’s order BEFORE being screened.
Call 574-546-8188 from your car once you arrive on site. You will be asked some screening questions. Based on your answers you may or may not be tested. If you are not tested, you may be given other directions for care.
If you are tested and depending on the severity of our symptoms, you may be asked to go home and quarantine or go to the hospital until your results have been received. NOTE: Every patient tested is called with their results regardless of whether they are positive or negative.
Community Hospital of Bremen’s Emergency Department is open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our goal is to provide affordable, personalized, quality emergency care to the community. Our average wait time to be seen by a physician is approximately 10 minutes.
The Emergency Department is located on the east side of the building with a separate walk-in and ambulance entrance. Wheelchairs and assistance are available for those who need help entering the hospital.
Our staff physicians are highly skilled in emergency and urgent care while our nursing staff is trained to deliver high quality emergency nursing care. Our years of experience and caring attitudes allow us to understand and meet all of your needs.
For cases requiring specialized care, patients can be transported by ambulance or helicopter, depending on the severity and needs of the patient. For our acute heart attack patient requiring specialized care, our Code STEMI Program allows us to transfer these patients for rapid cardiac catherization to be transferred to Memorial Hospital via Helicopter within a short time of arrival to our facility. We are one of a very few Emergency Departments with a helipad on the grounds for helicopter transfers.
Emergency & Trauma Care
Visitor Restrictions are in place in accordance with the CDC and Indiana state guidelines.
24-hours a day, 7-days a week. One person is welcome to spend the night in the patient’s room, unless the patient’s condition warrants additional family time. The patient’s condition may require isolation and in those cases visitation may be limited. We encourage the family members of pediatric patients to stay with the infant/child at all times if possible. Each room is provided with a couch that transforms into a bed for your comfort.
There are a few ways you can request copies of your medical records, depending on the type of information you need. Learn more about how to request your medical records.
To sign up for your patient portal, ask a Beacon associate when you’re admitted to or discharged from the hospital. Access the Community Hospital of Bremen Patient Portal
We strive to make patient registration as simple and convenient as possible, while making sure the information collected is accurate in order to avoid any billing issues later in the process. We have registrars in multiple areas of the hospital to assist you. It is important that you be prepared with all of your demographic information and your insurance card(s) when you come to register. It is our policy to verify all of your information at each visit and to copy or scan your insurance card(s) each time you are registered. The filing of your insurance claims is based on the information provided at the time of registration. Corrections or updates to information after the time of service are the patient’s responsibility.
The Medical /Surgical unit consists of 19 private patient rooms, each with its own private bathroom. Each room has its own thermostat that can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Our average nurse to patient ratio is one nurse to four patients.
The Swing Bed Program is an intensive program that is designed to help Medicare individuals who no longer need acute hospital care, but need some short- term rehabilitation before safely returning home. This program allows your physician to change or “swing” your level of care from acute to skilled rehabilitation while remaining in the hospital.
The seating area in the cafeteria at Community Hospital of Bremen is closed.
The Nutrition Services Department provides nutrition and food services for patients, family members and visitors. Nutrition counseling by a Registered Dietitian is offered, as well as weight management classes. We are pleased to offer room service to our patients, with a variety of menu choices and flexibility in meal times. Family members and visitors may order a guest tray as well. We offer the following therapeutic diets: Heart Healthy, Consistent Carbohydrate, GI Soft/Low Residue, Mechanical Soft, Renal, and Pureed. We also offer various liquid consistencies. We also offer a special congratulatory dinner for our new parents!
Community Hospital of Bremen Cafe is open to serve you from 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. everyday. Location: Just past the main lobby. Outdoor dining available, weather permitting.
To support the CDC recommendations and the visitor restrictions put in place at the hospitals, Beacon Health System’s retail stores such as the floral shop and gift shops are now closed until further notice.
In addition to a selection of cards, books and get well items, the gift shop offers new baby gifts and a unique selection of merchandise, including seasonal items. A variety of snacks are available as well. The gift shop is staffed daily by hospital auxiliary members.
The Community Hospital of Bremen Auxiliary is a volunteer organization promoting the advancement of welfare for the hospital through service and fundraising. The CHB Auxiliary is an active group that meets on the 4th Monday of the Month at 7:00PM in the hospital cafe. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to gift shop workers, light gardening, pie & candy sales, Pack-A-Backpack Campaign, Annual Chicken Barbecue, and the Holiday Bazaar. To become a member or receive more information regarding the Auxiliary please contact Debbie O’Keefe, (574) 546-8009.