Getting Around Bluewater Health
Bluewater Health’s programs and services are distributed across two locations, Bluewater Health in Sarnia and Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia.
Bluewater Health, Sarnia
Paid parking is available in the Maria Street visitor parking lot or the underground parking garage. Select the link for more information on parking.
Patients, families and visitors to the Sarnia location should enter the facility using the Maria Street main entrance. Patients coming to the Emergency Department should enter using the Norman Street emergency entrance.
Bluewater Health volunteers, on hand at the Information Desk in the front lobby, are generally available to assist visitors to the facility from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Sunday. If there is no one at the desk when you arrive and you require assistance, please pick up the lobby telephone and dial '0' to speak to Switchboard.
Need help finding where to go?
Bluewater Health’s new “wayfinding” system is intuitive, incorporating colours, names and numbers. Learn how to read the new signs so you can easily get to an appointment, visit or pick up a loved one.
Building Name: Bluewater Health in Sarnia is identified as three buildings which reflect the neighbouring streets: Norman Building (green); London Building (blue); and Russell Building (orange). Each building has a colour designation, shown on directional signs within the hospital to help users situate themselves and navigate their way to specific areas in the hospital. Additionally, in any public corridor where you cross into another building, you will see beacon signs which will identify the building you are entering.
Level and Room Number: We use an alphanumeric system to help locate rooms. The first letter indicates the building in which the room is found (N=Norman). Next is the floor level the room is on (Level 2), followed by the actual room number (139). Every room has a clearly displayed room number beside the door. In addition, all room number signs within the hospital feature tactile Braille for the visually impaired.
The following map of Bluewater Health in Sarnia may also be helpful for you, just click on map to view the full hospital site map:
Parking and Transportation
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care does not fund parking lots, so hospitals must generate parking revenue. Revenue generated by Bluewater Health’s parking lots is used to support patient programs and services, and for the upkeep of the lots such as lighting, snow removal and general maintenance.
Half of the parking proceeds from the visitor parking lot at CEEH of Bluewater Health is directed to the CEEH Foundation.
Veterans park for free on Bluewater Health property when displaying a poppy license plate or identifying themselves as a veteran to Security Services.
Parking information for each of Bluewater Health’s locations is set out below. Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicle.
Patients in Sarnia who are being dropped off or picked up, are invited to use the designated drop-off locations. Drop-off locations are limited to 20 minutes.
Visitor parking is available in the main parking lot off Maria Street, the underground parking lot, and along Maria and Norman Streets.
Parking passes are available from the Patient Accounts Office, which is located near the Atrium, on Level 1, Norman Building behind Tim Hortons. Un-activated multi-day passes can be kept for up to one year.
Parking fees are:
|First 1/2 hour||$1.25|
|Each subsequent hour||$1.50|
|Daily Maximum||$7.00 (no in/out privileges)|
|Weekly pass||$18.00 (unlimited in/out privileges)|
|Monthly Pass||$36.00 (unlimited in/out privileges)|
- There is a 20 minute grace period for drop-off and pick-up.
- There are clearly designated parking spaces reserved for the handicapped.
- Parking along fire routes is illegal and will result in a parking violation ticket.
When arriving at the parking entrance, push the orange button to obtain your ticket. A pay-on foot parking system is in effect for the visitor parking lot. This means you must take your parking ticket with you when you enter the hospital.
When you are ready to leave, before returning to your vehicle, locate one of the parking pay stations.
Pay Station Locations:
Main entrance across from the revolving door.
In the underground parking garage.
These automated pay stations accept credit cards (Visa or MasterCard) or cash (bank notes and/or toonies, loonies and quarters). (An ATM is available in the Atrium)
Follow on-screen instructions to pay, and be sure to take your exit pass with you. You will need your exit pass when you leave the parking lot.
After you pay for your parking, you will have time (about 20 minutes) to get to your car and drive out. Take your exit pass with you, return to your vehicle, drive to exit gate and scan your paid ticket. The arm will lift and you can proceed to exit.
In case you forgot to pay at the pay station, the exit gate accepts credit card payment.
Entrance to Bluewater Health, Sarnia
Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia
The gate at the entrance to the visitor parking lot off Blanche Street will automatically open as the car enters the lot. To exit the parking lot, visitors pay a flat rate of $2.00 to open the gate onto Blanche Street. The payment machine accepts loonies, toonies and bills. A change machine is located next to the Dufferin Street public entrance.