News & Events

PCH issues reminders

Paulding County Hospital is committed to continually providing excellent care to the patients and families we serve. We wanted to inform our community, hospital and clinic patients, visitors, providers, staff, and families of our focus on providing the safest environment possible for healing.

Currently, Paulding County Hospital has been operating under a visitor restriction policy due to influenza, allowing no one under the age of 18 to visit patients. The coronavirus (COVID-19) and influenza are spread between close contact of individuals and respiratory droplets produced by an infected individual coughing or sneezing. The visitor restrictions will remain in place at this time. This restriction was put in place for the safety of our patients, our staff, and your families.

COVID-19 has now been confirmed in the state of Ohio as of Monday, March 9. We would like to urge you to be cautious as this disease will continue to spread in the coming weeks. Listed below are a few helpful reminders when scheduling an appointment at Paulding County Hospital or at one of our clinic locations.

1. Please immediately notify hospital personnel if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

2. If you have recently traveled outside the United States within the last 21 days, specifically to:

  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mainland China
  • South Korea

3. If you have been in close contact with someone diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Upon entering any Paulding County Hospital location please wear a mask, if exhibiting #1 and #2 or #3 listed above are true. Please contact us prior to your arrival by calling the specific hospital service directly that you are trying to reach, or have a scheduled appointment with.

Thank you for your support and cooperation in allowing us to continue to offer excellent care, while also providing a safe environment for our patients, visitors, providers, staff, and families.

For up to date information please reference: or

Cardiac Imaging FAQ

Cardiac Imaging FAQ

What is an Echocardiogram?

An Echocardiogram or “Echo” is an exam performed to obtain images of the heart using ultrasound.

Why get an echo?

An echo may be ordered by your cardiologist or family doctor for a number of reasons. Some symptoms include: chest pain, shortness of breath, heartmurmur, heart palpitations, abnormal EKG.

Why come to PCH?

Do you have a drive to get to the facility where your doctor or cardiologist practices? Did you know that you can take the order your provider writes and come to PCH to have your Echocardiogram done? We will work with the ordering office to make sure we have the order and insurance pre-authorization for the test that is ordered.

What happens after my Echocardiogram?

Once your test is completed the echo tech will finalize values and measurements on the images obtained and send them to be read by a cardiology group. Once the report has been made we will then fax the results to your ordering physician.

Please call the Paulding County Hospital Radiology Department at 419-399-1131 to schedule.

Valentine’s Party to benefit Paulding County Hospital Foundation

Valentine’s Party to benefit Paulding County Hospital Foundation

A Valentine’s Party benefiting the Paulding County Hospital Foundation will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Paulding Eagles, 206 W. Perry St.

Tickets are $20 per person and include a steak dinner, DJ, games, prizes and live and silent auction items. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at Paulding Eagles, State Bank, James Sponseller Law Office, Edward Jones office, Paulding County Hospital or call (419) 670-4444

Fundraising is in support of the Family Comfort Room for Hospice Patients at Paulding County Hospital.

The Mission of the Paulding County Hospital Foundation is to support the Paulding County Hospital, promoting high quality health care and wellness for the people in our communities. For more information, visit the Paulding County Hospital Foundation website at

PCHF is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

New guidelines for visitors

Our primary goal at Paulding County Hospital is to provide the best quality of care and safety to our patients and staff. In an effort to protect patients, staff, and visitors we have implemented visitor restrictions at the recommendation of the Infection Prevention Team. The visitor restrictions began Jan. 6, 2020 and continue until further notice.

Visitor Guidelines

  • Anyone coming to the hospital or outpatient clinics to obtain treatment for flu-like symptoms will be required to wear a mask in public areas, such as waiting rooms.
  • People experiencing flu-like symptoms or colds should not visit any patient (fever, sore throat, cough, body aches).
  • It is recommended that visitors under the age of 18 do not visit patients.
  • Visitors are highly encouraged to wash and sanitize hands frequently to prevent getting the flu or potentially spreading any illness.
  • You are encouraged to receive the flu vaccine if you have not done so yet this year. The vaccine is still available for anyone 6 months and older.
  • In the facility we provide stations at the entrances with hand sanitizer and masks to help keep visitors and patients safe.

PCH to begin new collections process


Beginning January 1, 2020 Paulding County Hospital Physican Services, including all affiliated clinic locations will begin a new collections process.

  • ALL co-payments are due at the time of service
  • A $25.00 charge will be collected for ALL patients on high deductible plans and percentage based plans at the time of service
  • A $40.00 charge will be collected for ALL patients currently in bad debt and not current on a payment plan with Paulding County Hospital at the time of service
  • There will be no funds collected for patients insured through Traditional Medicare or Traditional Medicaid at the time of service
  • There will be no funds collected for Wellness Visits at the time of service
  • There will be no funds collected for patients enrolled in the Paulding County Hospital My Healthcare, My Way program at the time of service

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Give the Gift of Fitness

Give the Gift of Fitness

PCH Fitness Center memberships make great holiday gifts.

The Paulding County Hospital and Antwerp Regional Medical Center Fitness Centers are readily accessible and economically priced facilities. You can spend quality time on superior fitness and strength building equipment.

Individualized fitness programs designed by a certified personal trainer are available. Please call 419-399-1162 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Fitness Center hours are 5 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days a week.

Single – 1 Month: $20
Family – 1 Month: $40
Single – 3 Months: $50
Family – 3 Months: $100
Single – 6 Months: $80
Family – 6 Months: $160

Let Us Help You Keep Making Memories

Let Us Help You Keep Making Memories


The Orthopedic team at Paulding County Hospital is here to help you continue to enjoy life. Let us help bring you back up to speed when orthopedic issues slow you down. Call 419-238-9764 for more information.

  • Partial/Total Knee Replacements
  • Partial/Total Hip Replacements


Also known as “swing bed” provides excellent care after surgery, when your not ready to return home. Healthcare professionals are available 24/7 to provide swing bed patients with the therapy, care and assistance needed. Call 419-399-1717 for more information.

Outsmart Your Deductible

Outsmart Your Deductible

Make the most of your medical insurance at year end

Be Smart! If you’ve already met your insurance deductible for 2019, now could be the perfect time to schedule a test or procedure, when your out-of-pocket costs could be minimal or even zero. So act now before deductibles reset in January. Contact your insurance provider and call us today!

Do you need?


ColonscopyLab TestPhysical Therapy
CT ScanMinor SurgerySleep Study
Digital MammogramMRIOther
Joint ReplacementOccupational Therapy

Call us at (419) 399-4080 to schedule