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IU Health Bedford Hospital

4.6 out of 5 stars (30,008 ratings)

IU Health Bedford Hospital operates as a critical access hospital with inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory care services and 24-hour emergency room and EMS services.

IU Health Bedford Hospital is a modern, Joint Commission approved rural health care facility. We offer the latest technology and medical practices.

We employ a physician group practice, IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians. Our physicians provide medical services in internal medicine, family practice, general surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics. Nurse practitioners in adult and pediatric primary care have been added to expand medical care.

Your Visit

Patients may be dropped off or picked up at the main entrance, which faces 16th Street and offers a covered area, or as directed on the pre-visit information from your doctor’s office.

Parking at IU Health Bedford Hospital is free, with surface parking lots conveniently located near each entrance to help patients and visitors get to their destinations quickly. Once inside the hospital, our team will be happy to help you and answer any questions.

Transportation Options

Bedford operates a municipal public transit system known as TASC (Transit Authority of Stone City). TASC operates a point-deviation route service that provides curb-to-curb transportation anywhere in the city from 6 am - 6 pm, Monday through Friday.

Tokens and passes may be purchased at the Bedford City Utilities Office at 1614 “L” St. between 7 am - 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday. For information and reservations, call 812.275.1633.

Our healthcare team understands that having family and friends around is important to the healing process. Your family is welcome anytime, but we do ask guests to follow the guidelines below.

All patients have the right to choose who may visit them during their stay, regardless of whether the visitor is a family member, a spouse, a domestic partner, including a same-sex domestic partner, or other type of visitor. They also have the right to withdraw such consent to visitation at any time.

When can guests visit?

IU Health Bedford Hospital encourages families to be involved in the healthcare of patients. General visiting hours are between 8 am - 8 pm. Visitation hours can vary for each hospital unit. Please check with nursing staff for appropriate visiting times.

Your care team members may occasionally change or restrict normal visiting hours in the interest of a patient’s health due to their condition, unit or scheduled procedures.

Can children come?

In general, it is a good idea to check with a front desk team member before bringing a child as a visitor. Children younger than age 14 must be accompanied by an adult, other than the patient, at all times. Some units may require health screens or have other limitations on children visiting.

How do we make sure patients get the rest they need?

We want to make sure that all of our patients are able to rest. Please keep voices low. Guests may be asked to return at a later time if their behavior is disturbing other patients or making it difficult for the care team to take care of the patient.

If someone is sick, can they visit?

For your protection, people should not visit if they are sick, especially if they have a sore throat, cold or fever.

Is smoking allowed?

All IU Health facilities are smoke-free. For the safety of everyone, smoking is not allowed in any IU Health building or on the grounds.

What is the IU Health alcohol and drug policy?

All IU Health facilities are alcohol and drug-free.

What is the IU Health firearm policy?

It is the policy of Indiana University Health that no one, other than IU Health Security Officers or on-duty Law Enforcement Officers, carry or have in their possession a firearm or weapon while in a IU Health facility. Law enforcement officers should check in with IU Health Security if they plan to carry on premises.

At IU Health Bedford Hospital, our goal is to do everything we can to make you and your guests feel safe and comfortable while you are in our care. Below are some of the many services available to you and your family during your stay.

Internet Services

IU Health Bedford Hospital is pleased to provide complimentary wireless Internet access for our patients, their family members and other guests. The wireless network is available 24/7 in all areas throughout our facilities. Please note that IU Health cannot provide technical support for your device or connectivity.

Mail Services

Outgoing Mail

For all outgoing mail, a United States Postal Service mailbox is located outside the hospital canopy entrance.

Incoming Mail

Patients may receive mail while staying at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Anyone who sends mail to a patient should address the envelope as follows:

Patient name, room number
IU Health Bedford Hospital
2900 W. 16th St.
Bedford, IN 47421

If you receive mail after you leave, we will forward it to your home address.

Places to Stay

If family members and other guests need a place to stay, a hotel list can be provided by the local Chamber of Commerce. You can call the Outreach and Engagement Office at 812.277.3884 to ask for the list.


Our front desk team members and hospital volunteers will be happy to get you a wheelchair when you arrive at the hospital. Please ask any of our team members for assistance or visit the nearest Information Desk.

We know that good nutrition helps heal the body, so there are a variety of dining options available for patients, families and guests at IU Health Bedford Hospital. For dining outside the hospital, there are a variety of other dining options conveniently located.


The cafeteria is located on the main hallway of the hospital. It is open to visitors Monday through Friday for lunch only between the hours of 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

Restaurant Deliveries

Restaurant deliveries and carry-ins are welcome at the hospital. You should check with your nursing staff before ordering to make sure the food ordered matches the doctor’s diet orders.

The Volunteer Services Gift Shop offers an ample selection of personal and gift items, including greeting cards, stationery, jewelry, magazines, candy and personal care items.

IU Health Volunteer Services Gift Shop

Located on the main floor in the front of the hospital.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 10 am to 2 pm


IU Health Bedford Volunteers deliver flowers and cards to patient Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Deliveries for Non-Disclosure Patients

Some patients choose to keep their stay in the hospital private. If you have asked us to not tell anyone that you are here by registering as a “non-disclosure” or “no information” patient, our team cannot say that you are a patient at the hospital or accept any deliveries.

Hospital Map

Download our facility map for IU Health Bedford Hospital to help you locate the main entrances, emergency entrances, guest services desk and other available amenities.

Download Hospital Map (PDF)

Medical Services


Orthopedics treats problems with bones, joints, muscles and the spine to help you return to your previous level of activity quickly and safely. Now offering virtual visits.