Amenities at Carle Foundation Hospital

Food and Drink

Room Service
Carle offers room service dining for patients and guests. To place an order, dial 6-3333 from the in-room phone. Orders are taken from 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and are delivered in about 45 minutes. Guest meals cost $6 per tray and must be paid for by using a personal check or guest meal ticket. Cash is not accepted. Guest meal tickets can be purchased in the Carle Café, Coffee Bar or Carle Auxiliary Gift Shop. Each meal ticket is good for 1 entree, 2 sides, 1 dessert and 1 beverage. Meal tickets are nonrefundable.

North Star Café
North Star Café features premium sandwiches, brick-oven pizzas, custom salads and freshly baked cookies, along with convenient grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and snacks and Starbucks® beverages. It is located in the main concourse of the hospital and open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Carle Café
The Carle Café features hot entrees, made-to-order grill items, soups, salad bar, a deli bar, grab-n-go selections, snacks and beverages. The Café is located on the lower level of the Hospital and is open daily 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Coffee Bar
The Coffee Bar is located on the first floor of South Clinic. Starbucks® coffee and assorted pastries, sandwiches and snacks are offered 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Vending Machines
Available 24 hours a day, vending machines for snacks and beverages are located at the Carle Café entrance on the lower level, the third floor surgical waiting area and in other places throughout the facility.


The Colwell Chapel is located in the main concourse. Visitors and patients of all faiths are welcome to visit the chapel at any time for prayer, quiet reflection or meditation.

Newspapers and ATM Machines

An outgoing mailbox and ATM machine are located in the Outpatient Services lobby. An ATM is also directly outside the cafeteria. Newspaper vending machines are located in the Outpatient Services lobby.

Gift Shop

The Carle Auxiliary Gift Shop sells gifts, flowers, cards, candy, magazines, newspapers and toiletries. Proceeds are donated to the Hospital to support the Auxiliary Guest House, scholarships for future healthcare students, medical equipment and other programs to benefit patients.

Carle Auxiliary Guest House

The Carle Auxiliary and The Carle Foundation built the Guest House to provide a home away from home for families of intensive care patients. Adjacent to the Hospital, the Guest House features 12 bedrooms, each with a private bath, communal living room, kitchen, dining room, laundry facilities and a computer with internet access. Two rooms are handicapped accessible (ADA Compliant). Rooms are assigned as needed so family members can be close to loved ones in intensive care. For information about the Carle Auxiliary Guest House, please call (217) 326-1620.