Family & Friends Information:
TelephoneAll patient rooms are equipped with telephones.
To place a local call: dial "9" then the seven digit number.
To place a long distance call: dial "9" then "0", then the number you are calling (including the area code if it is different). At this point, you may use a calling card to place your phone call. Long distance calls cannot be billed to your hospital account.
DietaryThe ECMC's registered dietician works closely with our physicians in the area of nutrition and diet therapy. If you have any concerns regarding your diet, our dietician is available to help with your needs.
Our patient meal schedule is:
Breakfast 7:45 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.
Dinner 5:15 p.m.
ECMC's cafeteria is open to guests and visitors. The prices per meal vary according to our daily menu. Our cafeteria provides beverages to our visitors free of charge.
Our visitors' meal schedule is:
Breakfast 7:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (please request this meal by 1:00 p.m.)
Vending machines are located outside of the cafeteria for your convenience.
Visiting HoursThe Ellsworth County Medical Center recognizes that family and friends play a vital role in your recovery. We do not have scheduled visiting hours or limits on visitation. However, we encourage all visitors to take into consideration the needs of the patients. We ask that all visitors be respectful of the length of their visits and the number of visitors present.
For the safety of our patients and employees, the front entrance will remain locked from 9:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. Visitors will need to use the intercom in the Emergency Room entrance to gain entrance after 9:00 pm. Our staff will be available to assist you in gaining entrance.
Personal BelongingsDuring your stay, ECMC will provide bed clothing and personal hygiene items for your stay. We urge you not to bring valuable items to ECMC. We cannot assume responsibility for cash, jewelry, or other valuables kept in patient rooms. Valuable items may be checked into the nursing staff or sent home with family members. We encourage you to collect your valuables on the day of your dismissal.
Please, keep your fragile items, such as, dentures or eyeglasses in a protective container and labeled with your personal identification. By identifying your fragile items, we hope this will prevent items from getting misplaced or broken.
Special Services AvailableECMC has a variety of services available at your request. Those services we are able to provide are as follows:
Newspapers are available to purchase
Hearing Impaired Assistance
Patient SafetyPatient safety is foremost in the minds of ECMC staff. We are diligent in our efforts to have safety measures in place for our patients and visitors.
Should you have concerns or questions about patient safety, please contact our Patient Liaison at 785-472-5028 ext. 326.