Your Hospital Stay

Our entire staff, working closely with the physicians, is concerned with making every patient’s stay with us as comfortable as possible. If you have questions, please feel free to ask. Remember: we are here, because we care about you. Learn more about the amenities we offer to patients and visitors.


If your stay with us is scheduled, please stop by the Registration Desk when you arrive. To make your registration as easy as possible, please present your insurance cards, Medicare or Medicaid card, photo identification, list of current medications, a copy of any advance directive document, and a copy of any living will document.

As a courtesy to you, we file claims with your insurance company. If your policy requires pre-certification, it is your responsibility to notify your doctor of this requirement. Your insurance company may reduce your insurance payment if the pre-certification guidelines are not followed.

Please call 740-942-4631 and select option 5 for inpatient, if you have any questions about your admission.


Patients are served breakfast at 7:30 am, lunch at 1:30 pm, and dinner 4:30 pm. Snacks are available to patients throughout the day depending on diet restrictions.

Cell phone use

Patients and families can use personal mobile devices in all areas of Harrison Community Hospital, unless restricted by specific unit policies. It is fine to use phones to photograph the patient and family members; however, taking photographs of other patients, visitors, and staff is strictly prohibited.

Hospital room phones

Friends and family may call 740-942-4631 for the hospital inpatient nursing unit. The nursing unit will connect you to the patient’s room.

Tobacco use

For the health of our patients, visitors, and staff, we ask that you please refrain from using tobacco of any form, including e-cigarettes and vapor products, at all Harrison Community Hospital clinics and facilities, including parking lots and garages.


Harrison Community Hospital has an inpatient pharmacy for your prescription needs while you are in the hospital. The pharmacy is open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Social services

Supportive counseling is available for inpatients, terminal patients and their families, or any patient facing crisis situations. Social Services also provides coordinated discharge planning services to assist pediatric through geriatric patients/families to develop appropriate and timely discharge plans, including, but not limited to, nursing home placement, rehabilitation placement, in-home services, durable medical equipment, and transportation.

A social worker or discharge planning nurse may be contacted via phone by either the nursing or floor supervisor, should a problem, question, or crisis arise after-hours.

Special communications needs

Arrangements can be made via an online system for any special communications needs. If a patient’s eyesight is limited, they can ask any member of our staff to assist them by reading written information.