St. Joseph Medical Center
Located in Tacoma, we provide advanced medicine and trusted care for the surrounding community.
General Information: St. Joseph Medical Center
A cash machine is located on Level 1, near the main lobby and the Gift Shop.
Patients and visitors may quietly use personal cellular phones inside the hospital so long as the devices do not interfere with patient privacy or the hospital’s healing environment.
A phone is located in each patient’s room. For local calls, dial 88 and then the phone number. For long-distance calls, dial 0 to reach the operator who will place the call for you. All long distance calls from patients’ rooms are toll-free.
There is a pay phone in the main lobby of the hospital.
Cafeteria and deli
Our patients are provided meals approved for their unique health conditions by a team of health care professionals and prepared with each patient’s treatment and recovery in mind.
Visitors to the hospital may purchase snacks or hot meals in the cafeteria, located on the Ground Level. The cafeteria is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
The deli is on Level 1, near the main lobby and Admitting department. It is open Monday through Friday and serves hot and cold foods along with refreshments.
Lost and found
Lost and found items are taken to the hospital’s Security Office.
Valet: $3 fee per vehicle, per visit for valet parking service. The $3 valet parking locations:
5 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Franciscan Medical Building at St. Joseph
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
24 hours a day from Monday, 6 a.m., to Saturday, 6:30 a.m.
We offer valet parking service at no charge to patients and visitors with valid disabled parking placards at the above locations during scheduled hours and at our outpatient center entrance between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Self: Several self-parking locations are located around and near the hospital; each is well marked with signage and within easy walking distance of the hospital and outpatient center. Parking is also available in the outpatient center’s garage, which can be entered between I and J streets, immediately west of the outpatient center.
Additional assistance: If you have a non-emergency need, such as locating a parked car, accessing a locked parking facility or for valet retrievals on Saturday and Sunday, call Security at 253-426-4888.
Regular visiting hours are generally from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily for all areas of the hospital.
After regular visiting hours, visitors to the hospital must enter through the Emergency Services department and check in at the nurse station. From there, a security officer escorts visitors to the patient’s room.
To protect the health of babies, there are times, such as during an epidemic of pertussis (whooping cough), children under 18 years old may not enter the Family Birth Center unless they are siblings of the baby. Thank you for your cooperation.
Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult when visiting the hospital.
Patients and visitors with laptops and other wireless devices will find fast, convenient and free broadband service in the Emergency Services department, cafeteria and select waiting areas.
Users should note the connection is not encrypted and users assume all responsibility for access.
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