Methodist University Hospital

Methodist University Hospital
Location Type: Hospital

Methodist University Hospital

1265 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Open 24 hours a day

At this location

Methodist University Hospital is the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Methodist Healthcare system. It is a 617-bed facility located in the heart of the Memphis Medical Center.

As the major academic campus and principal teaching hospital of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, we bring together research, medicine and innovation. This partnership supports multidisciplinary collaboration among doctors and clinical team members, leading to more advanced medical care for our patients. 

Our hospital expansion is a commitment to the health of our patients and our community. It extends far beyond the steel frames and concrete of our new home to the hearts and hands of our Associates and physicians. Our modernization is a promise to keep providing the most advanced, quality care to you and your loved ones: Your care, elevated.

Premier Services

Methodist University houses the latest technologies for diagnosis and treatment, including several centers that are unique in the Mid-South.

Additional Services

Clinical Awards & Accreditation

Your Care Elevated

Our dedication to the next century begins with elevating healthcare right here in the heart of Midtown Memphis.

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Amenities and Hours


Main Lobby

Family Presence/Visiting Guidelines

Hospital Rooms and Critical Care/ICU

There are no set visiting hours. Partners in Care and close family may be with patients 24/7. Other guests are welcome according to the patient’s preference (including Critical Care/ICU) between 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. to respect quiet time and sleeping hours. Hours may vary on some units and floors. Please check with the nurses’ station if you have questions.  

Food and Dining

University Café — Main hospital, ground level

Take elevators to Lobby (L) or 1. The escalator in the Thomas Wing will take you to the cafeteria on the Ground Level.
Hot meals are served at the hours listed below. You may bring outside food into the dining room. A microwave is available for you.


Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & Grab n’ Go: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Café — located in Shorb Tower

Monday – Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Copper Spoon — located in North Tower

Open daily from 6:00 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Gift Shop — North Tower, Floor 1 (near Lobby)

Fresh and silk flowers and plants, balloons, gifts, cards, drinks and snacks are available. Phone orders are welcome with free delivery within the Methodist University Hospital.

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Shop our online gift shop anytime


Snack and drink machines are located on most floors. The nursing station will be able to assist you with the nearest location.

Outpatient Pharmacy — located on the first floor of the North Tower

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Main Lobby, Floor 1 (near Admissions Desk)

Family Care Center

Near Main Lobby, Floor 1

Internet Access

Free WiFi is available through the GUEST network. You'll be prompted to accept Methodist's terms and conditions by clicking the "I accept" button. The connection will automatically time out after eight hours of inactivity.

Parking and How to Get Here

Visitors can park in any hospital lot for free. The main parking lot is located on Eastmoreland Ave.  

Methodist University Hospital is located along transit lines 34, 42, and 56. Transit lines 2, 5, 46, and the Madison Avenue Trolley are within two blocks, and lines 7, 36, 40, and 57 are within a half-mile. Visit for more information.

Patient Portal

When you check in to the hospital, you'll have the option of setting up an account for the myMethodist Patient Portal, where you can view at-home care instructions, lab results, and follow-up appointments. You can also use it to pay your bill online.


901-516-6660 or 901-516-6530
Emergencies: 901-516-7767

Security and Escorts

You may request a security officer to escort you to your car. Please dial “0” and ask the hospital operator for assistance. For your safety, security services are available 24 hours a day.

Leadership for this Location