Epworth Hospital

Contact / Location

Open 24 Hours

About Our Practice

Memorial Epworth Center and Epworth Hospital make up the inpatient psychiatric care division of Memorial Hospital. We provide care for adolescents (ages 13 to 17) and adults age 18 and older. Our care, directed by board-certified psychiatrists, includes the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and others. We also provide care for older adult-related conditions, including dementia.

At Memorial Epworth Center and Epworth Hospital, our treatment team works closely with patients, their families and medical care providers to develop every patient’s full potential.

Parking

Please park in front of our facility at 420 N. Niles Ave. on either side of the street, or in the lot on the east side of the building. Please check in at the Admissions desk.

Admissions Center Hours

We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays. If you are experiencing a crisis, please call our Admissions Office at 574.647.8400.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has attempted suicide and needs immediate medical attention, or a suicide attempt is imminent, please call 9-1-1 immediately or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

Inpatient Appointments and Psychiatric Emergency Services: 574.647.8400

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.TALK (8255)

Admission Information

What can I expect if I walk into the Admissions Center?

First, an admission representative will meet with you and your support person(s) to learn about your symptoms and needs.  Then, the admission representative will review your information with our on-call psychiatrist and determine which level of care best fits your needs. If you do not need inpatient treatment we will provide you with information on appropriate service options in the area.

When is the Admissions Center open?

We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

What should I bring with me?

You should bring:

  • Picture ID
  • Insurance cards
  • Three changes of clothing (no belts)
  • Comfortable shoes (without shoestrings)

What should I leave at home?

You should leave these items at home:

  • Watch and jewelry
  • Cell phone or pager
  • Cash or credit cards
  • Tobacco products and alcohol
  • Weapons/pocket knives
  • Electronic devices (radios, tablets, cameras, laptops, etc.)
  • Outside food or drinks of any sort

Do you provide toiletries?

Yes, we provide:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo/body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion

Is my family allowed to call or visit me?

Yes, we recognize how vital family and friends are in the healing process and encourage visits and phone calls. Designated times for phone calls and visitation will be provided upon admission to the hospital. For privacy reasons, callers and visitors will need to have your patient ID number in order to contact or visit you. Visitation outside of designated hours must be approved by your social worker and/or nurse prior to your proposed visit.

Can I have visitors while I am in the hospital?

Patients can have two visitors at any one time, each of which must be 16 years old or older. Each unit has designated visitation hours.

What is the smoking policy?

We are a smoke-free campus. Your doctor can discuss management options with you during your stay.

Will I have a private room?

No, our rooms are semi-private.

Do you have laundry facilities?

Yes, our staff washes patients’ clothing as needed.

How long will I be in the hospital?

Your length of stay is based on your treatment needs and goals that are identified between you and your treatment team. The average length of stay is six days.

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