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Meal Service

Meal service for hospitalized patients varies according to the location of the hospital unit.

Patients hospitalized in Barnes-Jewish Hospital North are served through the Dining on Call program. The program allows patients to order meals by telephone at their convenience, similar to a hotel’s room service. Menus are located in patient rooms. The service operates between 6:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.

Patients hospitalized in Barnes-Jewish Hospital South are served through a program called Catering to You. Catering associates visit patients throughout the day to offer menu selections, prepare meal trays and take care of special food service needs. Patient meals generally are served between these hours:

  • Breakfast – 7 to 9 a.m.
  • Lunch – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dinner – 4:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Kosher meals are available in both locations through an authorized caterer, which is supervised by the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis. Patients who wish to observe a kosher, vegetarian or other special diet should indicate their wishes during the admitting process or speak with a nurse or food service associate.

Meal trays may be ordered for visitors for a small fee. Guest trays cost $9. To order a guest tray, speak to a nurse or food service associate.