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IU Health Bloomington Hospital

The mission of IU Health Bloomington Hospital is to improve the health of our patients and community through innovation and excellence in care, education, research and service.

Parking Instructions

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

For your safety and convenience, IU Health Bloomington Hospital has a free parking garage and four surface parking lots located near our main entrances.

Transportation Options

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Shuttle Service

A free parking shuttle delivers patients and guests from surface parking lots to main hospital entrances from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Please call Guest Assistance at 812.353.9411 for shuttle service.

Public Bus Systems

Bloomington Transit offers regular bus service through much of the Bloomington community. A bus stop can be found immediately in front of the hospital on Second Street.
Phone number: 812.336.RIDE

Rural Transit

Rural Transit is a service of the Area 10 Agency on Aging, offering bus service to everyone in Monroe, Owen and Lawrence counties. You can ride no matter your age or physical abilities; however, riders under 12 years of age are required to be accompanied by an adult. Please call 24 hours or more in advance of your trip on weekdays, if possible. A wheelchair lift (ADA compliant) is available. Non-express trips are scheduled based on space and availability. Rural Transit is a Medicaid transportation provider.
Phone number: 812.876.1079

Taxi and Shuttle Services

Taxi services in Bloomington are independently owned and operated.

Yellow Cab Co., Inc.

Phone number: 812.339.9744

Bloomington Shuttle (offering service to Indianapolis airport)

Phone number: 812.332.6004

Visitor Information

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 inpatient 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, as well as a right to withdraw such consent to visitation at any time.

Where am I going?

There are six levels to the IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Please ask one of our team members if you need help finding your way while you're in our facility.

You can also find maps for each floor in the links below:

When can guests visit?

IU Health Bloomington Hospital encourages families to be involved in the healthcare of patients. General visiting hours are observed between 11 am and 8 pm. Visitation hours can vary for each hospital unit. Our Women and Children's Services has Snooze & Snuggle time from 3 - 5 pm for mom to rest and bond with baby. 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.

How many guests can I have?

You can decide when you are ready to have guests and how many you want to see at a time. A limit of two visitors at a time is usually a good number. The nurse will always put your needs first. This may include limiting the number of guests so the team can do its job.

Can children come?

In general, it is a good idea to check with a guest relations team member before bringing a child as a visitor. Children younger than 14 years 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.

Tell Us About Your Experience

Listening to our patients and their families helps us understand the experiences they have within our facilities and allows us to make decisions that serve them better. We encourage patients and their families to take a moment to provide feedback and suggestions for how we could improve our service.

Information

Parking Instructions

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

For your safety and convenience, IU Health Bloomington Hospital has a free parking garage and four surface parking lots located near our main entrances.

Transportation Options

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Shuttle Service

A free parking shuttle delivers patients and guests from surface parking lots to main hospital entrances from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Please call Guest Assistance at 812.353.9411 for shuttle service.

Public Bus Systems

Bloomington Transit offers regular bus service through much of the Bloomington community. A bus stop can be found immediately in front of the hospital on Second Street.
Phone number: 812.336.RIDE

Rural Transit

Rural Transit is a service of the Area 10 Agency on Aging, offering bus service to everyone in Monroe, Owen and Lawrence counties. You can ride no matter your age or physical abilities; however, riders under 12 years of age are required to be accompanied by an adult. Please call 24 hours or more in advance of your trip on weekdays, if possible. A wheelchair lift (ADA compliant) is available. Non-express trips are scheduled based on space and availability. Rural Transit is a Medicaid transportation provider.
Phone number: 812.876.1079

Taxi and Shuttle Services

Taxi services in Bloomington are independently owned and operated.

Yellow Cab Co., Inc.

Phone number: 812.339.9744

Bloomington Shuttle (offering service to Indianapolis airport)

Phone number: 812.332.6004

Visitor Information

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 inpatient 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, as well as a right to withdraw such consent to visitation at any time.

Where am I going?

There are six levels to the IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Please ask one of our team members if you need help finding your way while you're in our facility.

You can also find maps for each floor in the links below:

When can guests visit?

IU Health Bloomington Hospital encourages families to be involved in the healthcare of patients. General visiting hours are observed between 11 am and 8 pm. Visitation hours can vary for each hospital unit. Our Women and Children's Services has Snooze & Snuggle time from 3 - 5 pm for mom to rest and bond with baby. 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.

How many guests can I have?

You can decide when you are ready to have guests and how many you want to see at a time. A limit of two visitors at a time is usually a good number. The nurse will always put your needs first. This may include limiting the number of guests so the team can do its job.

Can children come?

In general, it is a good idea to check with a guest relations team member before bringing a child as a visitor. Children younger than 14 years 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.

Tell Us About Your Experience

Listening to our patients and their families helps us understand the experiences they have within our facilities and allows us to make decisions that serve them better. We encourage patients and their families to take a moment to provide feedback and suggestions for how we could improve our service.

At Indiana University Health Bloomington 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. To make your stay with us easier, below is a listing of some of the many services that are available to you and your family. 

Wheelchairs

Our team of guest relations representatives and hospital volunteers are 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.

Places to Eat in the Hospital

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 Bloomington Hospital.

Cafeteria

The Breakaway Cafeteria serves three healthy meals a day to the staff, visitors and patients of Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital and is located on the ground floor of the main campus.

Hours of Operation

Breakfast - 6:30 - 10 am
Lunch - 11 am - 2 pm
Dinner - 5 - 7 pm

Grill is open Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 7 pm and 11 am to 5 pm on Fridays.

Overnight services is offered from 1:30 to 4 am, Monday through Friday.

Menus are subject to change based on availability of food and supplies.

To dine with a patient order a Guest Tray

A Guest Tray can be delivered at the same time as the patient meal. The cost for this is $8 per meal and will be paid in advance. To order a guest tray, call 812.353.9405 at least one hour prior to patient meal time and have a credit card ready. Cash and check also accepted. It is important to know that medical insurance does not cover the cost of Guest Trays.

For patients celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, IU Health Bloomington Hospital can make special meal accommodations by sending a small birthday cupcake or pie. Several specialty items are available for more restrictive diets. Please inform our staff of any religious or other diet restrictions you would like to request for your meal preparation. We will accommodate as much as possible as it relates to your diet order through your physician.

The Daily Perk

Visitors can purchase gourmet coffee and other beverages in the main hospital lobby on weekdays starting at 7:30 am.

Restaurant Deliveries

Restaurant deliveries and carry-in 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.

Internet Services

IU Health Bloomington Hospital is pleased to provide free Wi-Fi for you and your visitors. The wireless network is available 24/7 in all areas of our hospital. Please note that IU Health cannot provide technical help for your device or help connecting to the network.

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)

For your convenience, ATMs are available on the main floor just outside of Elevator E. Any ATM card or card displaying the plus symbol can access these machines.

Mail Services

Outgoing Mail

There is a United States mailbox located outside the hospital canopy entrance on the main floor.

Incoming Mail

Patients may receive mail while staying at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Anyone wishing to send mail to a patient should address his or her envelope as follows:

Patient name, room number
IU Health Bloomington Hospital
P.O. Box 1149
Bloomington, IN 47403

Mail you receive after you leave will be forwarded to your home address.

Deliveries

Flowers and gifts may be delivered to the Volunteer & Visitor Service Office. Hospital volunteers deliver these items on weekdays to patient rooms.

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. 

Gift Shop

The IU Health Bloomington Hospital gift shop offer unique gifts for all ages. The gift shop provide a full selection of gifts, cards, flowers, and snacks.

Family members or friends who would like to purchase flowers or a gift can call 812.353.9410. Gift shop staff can help select the right gift and include a personal note.  Plus we offer free delivery anywhere in the hospital.

Please visit our convenient location located on the main floor behind the Information Desk.

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm

Amenities

At Indiana University Health Bloomington 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. To make your stay with us easier, below is a listing of some of the many services that are available to you and your family. 

Wheelchairs

Our team of guest relations representatives and hospital volunteers are 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.

Places to Eat in the Hospital

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 Bloomington Hospital.

Cafeteria

The Breakaway Cafeteria serves three healthy meals a day to the staff, visitors and patients of Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital and is located on the ground floor of the main campus.

Hours of Operation

Breakfast - 6:30 - 10 am
Lunch - 11 am - 2 pm
Dinner - 5 - 7 pm

Grill is open Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 7 pm and 11 am to 5 pm on Fridays.

Overnight services is offered from 1:30 to 4 am, Monday through Friday.

Menus are subject to change based on availability of food and supplies.

To dine with a patient order a Guest Tray

A Guest Tray can be delivered at the same time as the patient meal. The cost for this is $8 per meal and will be paid in advance. To order a guest tray, call 812.353.9405 at least one hour prior to patient meal time and have a credit card ready. Cash and check also accepted. It is important to know that medical insurance does not cover the cost of Guest Trays.

For patients celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, IU Health Bloomington Hospital can make special meal accommodations by sending a small birthday cupcake or pie. Several specialty items are available for more restrictive diets. Please inform our staff of any religious or other diet restrictions you would like to request for your meal preparation. We will accommodate as much as possible as it relates to your diet order through your physician.

The Daily Perk

Visitors can purchase gourmet coffee and other beverages in the main hospital lobby on weekdays starting at 7:30 am.

Restaurant Deliveries

Restaurant deliveries and carry-in 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.

Internet Services

IU Health Bloomington Hospital is pleased to provide free Wi-Fi for you and your visitors. The wireless network is available 24/7 in all areas of our hospital. Please note that IU Health cannot provide technical help for your device or help connecting to the network.

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)

For your convenience, ATMs are available on the main floor just outside of Elevator E. Any ATM card or card displaying the plus symbol can access these machines.

Mail Services

Outgoing Mail

There is a United States mailbox located outside the hospital canopy entrance on the main floor.

Incoming Mail

Patients may receive mail while staying at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Anyone wishing to send mail to a patient should address his or her envelope as follows:

Patient name, room number
IU Health Bloomington Hospital
P.O. Box 1149
Bloomington, IN 47403

Mail you receive after you leave will be forwarded to your home address.

Deliveries

Flowers and gifts may be delivered to the Volunteer & Visitor Service Office. Hospital volunteers deliver these items on weekdays to patient rooms.

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. 

Gift Shop

The IU Health Bloomington Hospital gift shop offer unique gifts for all ages. The gift shop provide a full selection of gifts, cards, flowers, and snacks.

Family members or friends who would like to purchase flowers or a gift can call 812.353.9410. Gift shop staff can help select the right gift and include a personal note.  Plus we offer free delivery anywhere in the hospital.

Please visit our convenient location located on the main floor behind the Information Desk.

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm

If family members and other guests need a place to stay, a hotel list provided by the local visitors’ bureau can be requested by calling 812.334.8900. The hospital does not negotiate special patient or guest rates; however, many local facilities provide them if asked.

Places to Stay

If family members and other guests need a place to stay, a hotel list provided by the local visitors’ bureau can be requested by calling 812.334.8900. The hospital does not negotiate special patient or guest rates; however, many local facilities provide them if asked.

Medical Services

Cancer

Cancer care includes a variety of treatments, systematic therapies, surgery and clinical trials.

Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine includes treatment for trauma, orthopedic, brain/head, heart and other surgical emergencies. 

Heart & Vascular Care

Treatment for the most complex, advanced heart, lung, and vascular disease problems.

Orthopedics

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

Primary Care

Primary Care Services and Physicians (PCPs) are your gateways to specialty services and programs offered by IU Health.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine care includes prevention, diagnosis and treatment for athletes and weekend warriors of all ages.