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The Bellevue Hospital Patient & Guest Information Page: 

We welcome you to The Bellevue Hospital and wish to make your visit to our facility as pleasant of an experience as we can.  The following information is provided to assist you and help answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us if we may provide any further assistance.

Banking: An ATM machine is conveniently located in the 1st floor South Hallway between the vending machines and Main Station Café. 

Emergency Room:  Open 24 Hours a day.

Gift Shop: The Bellevue Hospital’s Gift Shop has a variety of gifts, fresh flowers, postage stamps, and newspapers for the convenience of patients and visitors. The extension number is 4420. The Gift Shop’s hours are generally as listed below, but may vary: 

Monday through Friday     8:30 a.m. -      5:00 p.m.
 

Internet Access:  Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hospital.

Mail & Postage Stamps:   Cards and letters are delivered to patients on weekdays. Friends and relatives should address mail to you as follows: 

                                                            Your Name
                                                            Your Room Number
                                                            The Bellevue Hospital
                                                            1400 West Main Street
                                                            PO Box 8004
                                                            Bellevue, Ohio 44811-8004 

If you receive mail after you are discharged, it will be forwarded to your home. Give outgoing mail to your nurse. 

Postage stamps are available for purchase in the Gift Shop. 

Main Station Café: Visitors may use the hospital cafeteria located on the first floor during the following serving time hours: 

CLICK HERE FOR THE MAIN STATION CAFE'S Menu

Monday thru Friday

                                                        Breakfast   7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
                                                        Lunch      11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
                                                        Dinner        5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 Weekends & Holidays

                                                         Breakfast       7:30 a.m.  - 10:00 a.m.
                                                         Lunch          11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
                                                         Dinner            5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Coffee and tea are available in the Main Station Café. 

If you are visiting a patient, room service meals are also available for you for a fee.  Please ask the nursing services for additional information.

Newspapers: The newspaper vending boxes are located in the East Patient Entrance.  The Cleveland Plain Dealer, USA Today, The Sandusky Register and The Bellevue Gazette are for sale.  The Clyde Enterprise is sold in the Gift Shop.

Pastoral Care:  If you would like to arrange for a visit from a member of the clergy, or to have someone contact a member of your own clergy, contact your nurse.  An interfaith chapel is also located on the second floor Atrium area. 

Parking: Parking is permitted in any area except those marked for emergency use, reserved, or for the handicapped.  Please observe traffic signs for the safety of all. 

Pay Phones:  Pay phones are located in the West hallway near the Main Station Cafe and in the Emergency Department waiting area on the first floor.  One the second floor, a pay phone is located in the East Room waiting area.

Personal Items:  Patients may bring in pajamas, robe, slippers and toiletry items.  It is recommended that all valuables are sent home.  Dentures, glasses and hearing aids are important for patients to have while in the hospital; however, we ask that special attention if given to keeping them safe when not in use.  The hospital is not responsible for the loss or breakage of personal belongings.

Registration & Pre-Registration:  We would like your visit to be as smooth and quick as possible.  If you would like to pre-register for your visit, please call a day of two ahead of time and we will be glad to help. When calling to pre-register or coming in to register, please bring your current insurance information with your and a driver's license. If you have been pre-registered, you just need to stop at the front desk and sign the appropriate consent forms, and we will have to scan your insurance and driver's license.

Registration:  Extension # 4646                 Pre-Registration:  Extension #4455          

Monday - Friday   6am - 5 pm                      Monday - Friday  8am - 6pm

Smoking & Tobacco Use:  The Bellevue Hospital is an entirely tobacco-free facility and campus.  This policy is in effect at all times, on hospital owned and leased property.  All internal & external area, parking lots, entrances and exits and hospital vehicles are included in this policy. 

Nicotine replacement therapy options and smoking cessation classes are offered through our Cardiopulmonary Department. Please call Extension 4244 for additional information and to register for a class.

Social Services:  Social work services are available if you have any questions about discharge needs or other social work issues. Please ask you nurse to contact Social Services for you, or you may call Extension 4367.

Special Needs & Interpreter Services:  To meet the special needs of patients and visitors with hearing impairment, visual impairment, or language barriers, the hospital offers printed educational materials, closed-caption television, and a TDD phone line (419.483.0400). 

Sign and foreign language interpreters are also available free of charge. 

Starbucks Coffee Station:  Located on the first floor near the Patient (East) Entrance. Station hours are usually: 

Monday/Friday         7:00 a.m.         -           2:30 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday      8:00 a.m.         -           1:00 p.m. 

Telephone & Cell Phones:  Our patients need their rest while they are a patient in the facility and we request you to limit calling patients after 9pm.  Between the hours of 9pm and 6am, incoming calls for patients will be connected to the patient's nursing station.  Outgoing calls may be made at any times.  Patients may place local outgoing calls at no charge.  Long-distance calls should be charged to a credit card, calling card or home telephone number.

Cell phones may be used in all public areas of the hospital including hallways, lobbies, public waiting area & the cafeteria.   

Television Services:  Television services are provided free of charge for our patients.  We also have provided televisions in various locations throughout our facility.

Vending Machines:  24-hour vending machines are available in the West hallways near the Main Station Cafe.

Visiting Hours & Policy:  Rest is important for recovery and we understand the importance of visitors during a hospital stay.  The patient's physician and medical staff may limit or restrict visiting and the patient may also request no visitors.  Please check at the nurses station of you have questions about the visiting hours or limitations the patient may have.

  • If you have special needs, please tell your nurse. Clergy may visit anytime.

  • Visitors with acute/infectious illnesses should not visit patients

    • DO NOT VISIT PATIENTS If you have influenza-like symptoms or do not feel well.   Symptoms include fever and one or more of the following:

    • Cough

    • Sore throat

    • Body aches

    • Headache

    • Chills & fatigue.

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    • Take Preventative Measures including:

    • Get vaccinated

    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze

    • Wash your hands often with soap and hot water or with alcohol-based hand cleaner

    • Avoid close contact with sick people

    • If you are sick, PLEASE STAY HOME.

     

  • Your nurse or doctor may limit or restrict the number of visitors according to the needs of the patient.

  • Visitors are asked to avoid loud talking or noise, which may disturb other patients.

  • Visitors are asked to remain in the waiting area when not in the patient’s room.

  • Patients and visitors are responsible for being respectful of the property of other patients, visitors, employees and the hospital.

  •  Anyone entering the hospital after 8:00 p.m. must use the Emergency Department entrance and report to registration personnel and check in at the appropriate nurses station.

  • Children under the age of 12 may visit with special permission from the nurse. In the best interest of all patients, we request that infants and small children not be brought to visit during a patient’s hospital stay. Children should never be left unattended.

  • Accommodations will be made for overnight visitors of critically ill patients or children upon request.  Overnight visitors will usually be limited to one per patient. Notify the nurse if you will be spending the night. You must wear appropriate attire, remain in the patient’s room, and are not permitted to sleep in the patient’s bed.

  • The patient has the right to designate whom they wish to see while in the hospital.  The patient may select a support person who may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative.  This person will be allowed visitation privileges no more restrictive than those for immediate family members.

  • The hospital will not restrict or deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, culture, language, religion, sex, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or physical or mental disability.

     General Visiting Hours:                    8:00 a.m.         -           8:00 p.m. 

     The Family Birthing Center: Fathers, children and others designated by the mother may visit as often as they desire.

  • No age restrictions for visitors.

  • Immediate family members (father, siblings, grandparents) permitted to visit anytime.

  • All general visiting to end by 8:00 pm

  • Only two to three visitors at one time are to be in the patient's room.  This is especially necessary during labor & delivery.  Additional visitors should wait in the FBC waiting area located off of the Atrium. Alternation of visitors and update of patient status should be coordinated among family members.  At no time should visitors obstruct access into the patient's room.

      The Ambulatory Care Department:

  • Visitors are allowed in the department while the patient is in the Ambulatory Care Unit at the discretion of the nurse.

  • Visitors are limited to two at a time.

  • Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in the department for visitation.

     PACU:

  • Visitors are not permitted in the PACU (recovery area) unless under special circumstances and at the discretion of the recovery room nurse.

  • During the recovery of children, two care providers are allowed to stay with the child after the nurse completes the initial assessment.

     Emergency Department

  • Visitors are limited to two per patient.

Wheelchairs:  Wheelchairs are available at each of our entrances.  Please let us know if you need additional assistance.

 
 
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