What You Will Need In The
Items that you may want to bring with you include:
- A list of medications you
- Current medical insurance
- Simple toiletries, robe
and slippers (if you do not have your robe and slippers and other needed items,
the Hospital has them available for your use).
- Do not bring
valuables such as jewelry, watches, or a large amount of cash to the
Hospital (we encourage you to limit the amount of money at the bedside to $5.00
Valuables that have been brought to the hospital can be placed
in a safe in the Security Department. You are encouraged to either place your
valuables in the safe or send them home. The Hospital is not responsible for
lost valuables or belongings. The patient accepts full responsibility for
any personal belongings taken to the hospital.
If you have an advance directive, durable power of attorney
for health care, mental health care or a living will, please bring a copy of it
with you to the hospital for placement on your medical record. If you would like
information regarding any of these documents, please request that Social
Services comes to see you.
In order to
make sure you receive all the financial payment benefits you are entitled to,
please bring all insurance information, including special forms, certifications,
and authorizations. If your admission to the hospital requires pre-approval by
your primary care physician or insurance company, please verify that this has
been done. If this has not been completed, please call 270-7991 and let us know
if we can assist you. If you are covered by your spouse's insurance, please
bring that insurance information as well. This information will be used to bill
your hospital stay to the appropriate party.
If you have been involved
in an automobile accident, or the procedure you are having is covered by your
auto insurance, please bring your auto insurance card that includes your policy
number and insurance agent's name and phone number, and any health insurance
If your admission is due to a work-related injury, please
indicate this information and provide the name of your employer and insurance
carrier. You are encouraged to contact your insurance company to have your
insurance questions answered.