Patient and Visitor Information

Welcome to Emory Decatur Hospital. We wish to make your stay as comfortable as possible. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call 404-501-1000.

Directions and Parking

Get information about directions, parking, and valet services. 

Visitation Policy and Hours

Dining and Snack Options

Emory Decatur Hospital has a variety of options for dining and snacks on its campus.

Hospital Cafeteria
Located in the main hospital on the ground floor, operating hours are:
Monday through Friday
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Lunch and Dinner: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
NOTE: COVID hours differ. Lunch and Dinner: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and holidays:
Breakfast and lunch only
Breakfast: 7 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Located in the lobby of the M. Bobbie Bailey Women’s and Surgery Center, operating hours are:
Monday through Friday
6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Vending machines are available 24/7 on the first floor of the main hospital near the cafeteria, in the emergency department lobby, on the ground floor outside of the M elevator and on the third and fourth floors of the Bobbie M. Bailey Women’s and Surgery Center.

Snacks may also be purchased in the gift shops.


The Dogwood Shop is located in the main lobby on the 1st floor of Emory Decatur Hospital. The shop sells personal care products as well as snacks, drinks, flowers and gifts. Our staff and volunteers will deliver flowers to the patient's room. Call 404-501-5220 to place an order or receive more information about the items offered in the Dogwood Shop. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Proceeds from the shop benefit the DeKalb Medical Auxiliary.

Note: Due to COVID, hours are Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Health and Wellness Store in the 2675 Professional Office Building on Emory Decatur Hospital campus makes it easy and convenient to follow the doctor’s orders without making another stop on your way home. After your doctor’s appointment, stop by for items recommended by your doctor.

At The Health and Wellness Store, you will find a comfortable and welcoming environment and a wide range of personal care including:
  • Compression hosiery
  • Orthopedic aids
  • Wound care supplies
  • Home care aids
  • Skin care products
  • Pillows and CPAP accessories
  • There are also a variety of snacks, drinks and gifts.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Major credit cards are accepted.

For more information call, 404-501-7025.

Note: COVID hours- Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Walgreens Pharmacy
Walgreens Pharmacy is located in the 2675 professional building adjacent to the Health and Wellness Store. It is not affiliated with Emory Healthcare but is on campus for your convenience. Services and over-the-counter medications are provided to meet the specific treatment needs of patients.

Walgreens Pharmacy:
  • Fills prescriptions for walk-in and call-in patients
  • Sells over-the-counter products such as pain relievers, antacids and cough drops
  • Works with hospital staff to deliver drugs to the patient’s bedside before they are discharged
  • Assists with arranging home infusion therapy services
  • Coordinated patient-clinician-insurer communication
  • Provides patient education
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information call, 404-299-5411.

Guest Services

The guest services desk is located in the main lobby of the hospital and can assist you with any needs that may arise.

Spiritual Health

The Spiritual Health department is guided by the following mission statement: We will strive to respond to the whole person with respect and compassion utilizing the best in ethically-centered practice, education and research.

Chaplains affirm the spirituality of each person, including those who profess no particular religious faith. Chaplains recognize that the inner spirit affects one’s perspective on life and one’s capacity to respond to life’s changes and crisis. The Spiritual Health Department is a component site for the Emory Spiritual Health Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program which is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. CPE intern and resident chaplains are integral parts of the clinical team at the Emory DeKalb Operating Unit hospitals.

At times of change or crisis, most people engage in a search for meaning that can bring them hope and healing. Chaplains are available to support patients and families during such times.

  • Are available 24 hours a day, 7 days-a-week
  • Provide empathetic and compassionate presence,
  • Are trained in crisis intervention and grief support
  • Respect and support religious and cultural difference that impact care
  • Provide spiritual support for patients and their families
  • May refer to community clergy who are available to address specific religious/sacramental needs
Interfaith Chapel

The interfaith chapel on the first floor in the main lobby is available for prayer and meditation. Sacred texts and prayer rugs are available to accommodate persons from diverse faith groups. You may check at the Guest Services Desk to be directed to the chapel.

How to Contact a Chaplain

A chaplain may be reached by calling 404-501-5148 during weekdays or by calling the nursing supervisor 404-501-5360 to request the on-call chaplain on weekends.

Wellness Center Day Passes

Emory Decatur Hospital operates a full-service medical fitness facility on its campus. Out-of-town visitors of patients are welcome to use the facility. For information on a day-pass, call 404-501-2222 and identify yourself as patient visitor.

Area Accommodations

Various hotels in the area may provide discounts for people in town to be with a hospitalized patient. Please confirm the availability of a discount with the hotel before making reservations. 

Recognize a Nurse

Want to Thank Your Nurse? We are proud of our nurses and love to acknowledge when they’ve gone above and beyond to take care of our patients and we do so with the nationally recognized Daisy Award program. If you had an extraordinary experience with a nurse, we’d love to hear about it.

Nurses can be nominated and honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

Each quarter, a nurse will be selected by the Daisy Award Committee for the extraordinary work that they do. The honoree will receive a special statue and certificate commending her or him for being an "Extraordinary Nurse." There will be a presentation given in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients and visitors. All nurses who are nominated will be given a Daisy pin to wear on their badge or lapel.