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Accommodations

Please see the Local Accommodations page for hotels in the area.

Dining

Belvedere Bistro (ground floor) Serving breakfast and lunch.
Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (limited menu on weekends)

Canteen (first floor, near the Courtyard Coffeehouse) Refreshment vending.
Open daily: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Courtyard Coffeehouse (located off of the main lobby) Serving pastries, breakfast items, and light refreshments.
Open daily: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Gift shop

The Gift Shop, located in the main lobby, has toiletries for patients, gifts, cards, snacks, and reading materials. The Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds are donated to MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.

Visiting information

Visitor policy effective Nov. 1, 2022:

  • General Inpatient and ICU Visitation

    • 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Exceptions for visitors outside this timeframe are authorized by the nurse supervisor or the care team.
    • Two visitors allowed per patient.
    • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • ED Visitation

    • 24 hours
    • One visitor is allowed per patient.
    • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • COVID-19 and PUI Inpatient Visitation 

    • Upon the discretion of the care team and the nurse supervisor, a patient can have two visitors with appropriate PPE donned from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Local hotels

Rates are based on availability. Please tell the reservation desk that you want the MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital rate.

Revised: 3/10/2017

During your stay

At MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, our vision is to create and deliver ideal healthcare experiences. That's a big task. One way we can help patients and their families better understand the hospital environment is by providing clear information. Here's information that you may find helpful.

Patient Handbook

Healthcare Support Person

Case Management/Social Work

If individual or family problems arise during your hospitalization, MedStar Good Samaritan's Case Management Department can assist you. Our social workers are available every day to help you with concerns, including discharge planning, living arrangements, financial needs, social needs, and emotional concerns. To speak with a social worker, call 443-444-3860.

Compliments and Complaints

We welcome your comments and suggestions. You may direct your comments to your patient representative, or you may use the PUTTING YOU FIRST suggestion boxes located throughout the hospital. Suggestion boxes with comment cards are located in the ER waiting area, cafeteria, and outside of the main elevators on each floor.

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital also has a Patient Satisfaction Survey Program. This telephone survey program helps us to better serve our patients. If we call you, please take a few minutes to comment on your care. We are committed to improving your care and we can only make it better through your input.

Food Services

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop, located in the main lobby, has toiletries for patients, gifts, cards, snacks, and reading materials. The Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds are donated to MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.

Overnight Accommodations

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital has secured special rates at several hotels for our patients' out-of-town visitors. For information about reservations and accommodations, call x3870 from your hospital telephone or 443-444-3870 from outside the hospital.

Parking

Free parking is available for visitors across from the main entrance of the Hospital or at the rear of the building. Visitor parking is also available in front of the hospital's two professional office buildings.

Patient Care Advisory Committee

The committee is a multidisciplinary group of physician, nurses, social workers, clergy, and health executives that will assist patients and relatives dealing with difficult treatment conditions and address medical and ethical decisions and concerns. To get in touch with the committee, ask your nurse manager.

Patient Representatives

MedStar Good Samaritan has trained patient representatives that will assist you and answer any questions or concerns during your stay. The patient representative is your personal advocate and will make sure your concerns are addressed. To speak with a patient representative, call 443-444-4004.

Security

The hospital has a 24-hour security service to aide patients, visitors, and employees. Security personnel will assist with minor vehicle problems such as jump-starts, lockouts, etc. To contact the security office, call 443-444-4300.

Taxis

For your convenience, a direct line to a local taxicab service is located at our Information Desk in the main lobby, as well as at the Emergency Room Security Desk and the Morgan Building Entrance.

Additional information

Directions to MedStar Good Samaritan  

For updated schedules and bus routes, visit the Maryland Transit Administration website.