Welcome to Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital

Pharmacy Hours : M–F 9:00-5:30
  Pharmacy Phone : 218-365-8788

Patient / Visitor Info

Thank you for choosing Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital for your healthcare needs. We want your stay with us to be as comfortable as possible. If you have any problems or concerns with any part of your care, please call Becky Gaulke at 218-365-8745 or Patti Banks at 218-365-8765.

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  • Information for Visitors
  • Information for Patients

Visitor Information

Visiting hours are guided by individual patient needs and preferences. Visitors are encouraged to help maintain a restful environment for all our patients.   Maps

Mail and flowers

We are happy to deliver flowers or cards to our patients. If the patient has been discharged, we will forward to their home address. Please, no latex balloons, as some patients are allergic. Also, please refrain from fragrant flowers, such as lilies, as many are sensitive to scents.

There are exceptions in critical care areas. Please call the hospital at 218-365-8710 with any questions you may have.


Send mail and flowers to:
Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital
328 West Conan Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731
218-365-3271


Meals for Visitors

Guest trays for visitors in the patient’s room may be ordered by letting your nurse know. A cash payment is due upon delivery.

The Cafeteria is on the ground floor and is open 7:00 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

  • Soup, sandwiches, desserts and salad bar are available 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.
  • Cold cereal, pastries, bagels, fresh fruit, coffee and cappuccino are available all day.
  • Vending snack and pop machines are also available in the cafeteria.

Discounted Medical Lodging

Here is a list of places to stay in the area that offer a discount for EBCH patients, families and friends.

Adventure Inn
1145 East Sheridan
365-3140

BaskeTree Lofts & A Stay Inn Ely
36 West Sheridan
218-365-6010

Grand Ely Lodge
400 N. Pioneer Road
218-365-6565

Motel Ely Budget Host
1047 East Sheridan
218-365-3237

Paddle Inn
1314 East Sheridan
218-365-6036

For more information on the Ely area, please visit the Ely Chamber of Commerce web site.

Patient Information

Telephone Information

Local: Dial 9 + desired number
Long Distance: Long distance calls must be charged to a credit card or placed as a collect call.

Safety

No smoking policy – Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside our facility. We ask you to follow the instructions on the outside signs asking smokers to be 20 feet from a door. And, please be courteous to others by not gathering at the entrances.

Electrical equipment – Due to government safety codes, the following items are the only ones you may use in patient rooms:

  • Battery operated shavers
  • Battery operated radios
  • Battery operated clocks
  • Laptop computers and tablets
  • Cell phone chargers

Please do not bring any other electrical equipment to the hospital.

Courtesy Services

Notary Public services are available to patients free of charge upon availability. Contact your nurse for more information.

Dining

All patients receive nutritionally balanced meals, and those with special dietary needs are accommodated by our food and nutrition staff.

Meal schedule:

  • Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
  • Lunch 12:00 p.m.
  • Supper 5:30 p.m.

Guest trays for visitors may be ordered by letting your nurse know. A cash payment for meals ordered will be collected upon guest tray delivery.

Privacy Practices

Please read this Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF) that describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

Credit Policy

Non-Insured Patients

Balances are due and payable in full within 30 days of receiving your itemized statement.  If you are unable to pay in full, we recommend borrowing the balance from a commercial lending institution.  We also accept Visa, Mastercard & Discover.  If payment in full is still not possible, please call to set up a monthly payment program.  If you become eligible for a program through the State of MN, please let us know.

Insured Patients

We will bill your insurance carrier(s) as a courtesy to you.  After your insurance company(s) has processed your claim, the remaining balance is due within 30 days.  If a payment in full is not possible, please call to set up a monthly payment program.

All Patients

Monthly statements will be sent to all patients until the account is paid in full.  A balance that indicates “pending” on these statements denotes that your insurance company has not processed this claim yet.  A balance that indicates “balance due” on these statements denotes that this amount is patient responsibility.

When an account becomes past due, our credit policy allows us to either seek judgment from conciliation court, or refer past due accounts to a collection agency or to an attorney for collection.  Any additional expenses for such action will become the responsibility of the guarantor.  All accounts accrue finance charges at a rate of 6% annually.

If you are a privately–insured or self-pay patient your bill includes state-imposed health care taxes totaling 2%.

The Hospital has an income-based Charity Care Policy.  If you would like to apply, please click here to download the Charity Care  Application.  Contact the Ely Hospital Billing/Business Office with any questions.

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