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Saint Vincent Hospital

Visitor Information

Welcome to Saint Vincent Hospital. Please see the information below for common questions about visiting patients and general hospital information.

Locating a Patient or Visitor

To locate a patient or visitor, please call our information desk at 814.452.5800. This telephone is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Visiting the Hospital

Saint Vincent Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We're committed to ensuring the security of all of our patients. Most entrances to Saint Vincent are opened at 5 a.m. and locked at 8:30 p.m., with the exception of the emergency department entrance on West 24th Street, which remains open 24 hours a day.

The staff at the information desk inside our main lobby on Myrtle Street are happy to help you locate a patient or a visitor between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. If you need a patient's room number, a map to find a particular area, even a listing of area hotels/motels and restaurants, they can assist you.

The general visiting hours at Saint Vincent are unlimited; however, some specialty units may have restrictions. We ask you to keep the patient's best interest in mind. Before visiting, you may want to call our information desk at (814) 452-5800 to determine if the unit you plan to visit has any restrictions for visiting hours.

Parking Information

Saint Vincent Hospital does not validate parking tickets. Parking lot rates (subject to change by the Erie Parking Authority) begin at $2.00 for one hour. Daily maximum for parking is $10.00. Valet parking is available 24 hours a day at the Emergency Department Entrance. There is an additional $2.00 charge for this service.

A flat parking lot is located on Sassafras Street by Saint Joseph's Church. Parking lot rates (subject to change) begin at $2.00 for the first hour. Daily maximum of $6.00.

Special patient/visitor rate: Pay $6.00 at entry, valid until midnight with unlimited in/out privileges. Use care when parking on the nearby streets. Pay close attention to signs posted.

Sending Patient Mail and Flowers

Before you send a patient mail or flowers, please call our information desk at 814.452.5800 to get the patient's room number.

Address your mail or flowers to:

Patient Name
Saint Vincent Health Center, Room _______
232 West 25 Street
Erie, PA 16544

Mail received after a patient's discharge will automatically be forwarded to the patient's home.

Local Hotels, Motels, and Restaurants

Families of our out-of-town patients can find out about hotels and motels offering special rates by stopping at the information desk to pick up a hotel rate card. Visitors who present the card at any of the hotels or motels listed will receive a discounted rate.


Meal and Snack Services

Saint Vincent has a large dining room that is open between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day. Family members and visitors are welcome to have meals and snacks here.

Food service is available in the dining room during the following times:

6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (with limited items on Saturday and Sunday)
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2 p.m.-4:50 p.m. (limited items)
4:50 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
2 a.m. (Tuesday)-3 a.m. (Friday)

The daily cafeteria menu can be heard by calling extension 5623 on your hospital phone. Vending machines can be found in the courtyard lobby, in the emergency room waiting area and near the entrance to the dining room.

Café 905, located in the main lobby of the hospital, sells specialty coffees, teas and gourmet snacks from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Telephones are located in the waiting area on most patient floors, as well as in the lobbies of the hospital


Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

For your convenience, an ATM is located in the main lobby of the hospital, on the first floor.


Gift Shop

The Saint Vincent Inspired Gift Shop is well-stocked with sundries, magazines, paperback books, flowers and a variety of gifts for all ages. The Inspired Gift Shop is a project of the Saint Vincent Foundation, with proceeds benefiting patient services and the hospital.

Business hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Inspired Gift Shop is closed on holidays.