The Admitting Office is committed to facilitating the admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) of all patients. We also ensure the information obtained from each patient is clear, concise, accurate and kept confidential at all times.
If your surgeon determines that testing is required, you will be scheduled for an appointment with the Pre-Admission Testing Department. This testing may be done a few days before your procedure. Pre-admission testing takes approximately two to three hours and may include blood tests and X-rays. During your testing session, you will meet with a nurse and an anesthesiologist who will complete a health history and review your medications.
The pre-admission testing area is located in the Peri-Operative Suite on the 3rd floor.
Admitting office staff will ask for information, including insurance. The information is entered into our computer system so that a record can be created. Once created, a permanent medical record number is assigned. That medical record number identifies you. Each time the person presents for treatment, we will repeat the same questions to ensure our information is up-to-date.
Cashier services are available in the Emergency Department. Patients without insurance or whose insurance has a co-pay can make a payment on discharge from the Emergency Department. A cashier is available, 1st floor West Pavilion – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, to pay other bills.
Follow these simple instructions to prepare for your surgery:
- Do not eat or drink after 12 midnight the night before surgery,
unless instructed otherwise by your physician. Do not suck on
hard candy or lozenges.
- Tell us if you have any allergies.
- If you take daily medications, ask your doctor whether you
should take them on the day of surgery.
- If you take anti-depressants, anti-inflammatory medications (such as
aspirin, Aleve, ibuprofen or Motrin), or anti-coagulants, ask your
doctor whether you should stop them for a period of time before
- If you develop a cough, cold or fever, please call your surgeon.
What to Bring to the Hospital the Day of Your Surgery Pre-surgical Forms and Insurance Information.
Please complete and bring with you all the forms that you received in your physician’s office, as well as your insurance cards and/or forms.
NOTE: Leave all valuables and jewelry, including wedding rings, at home. The hospital cannot assume liability for personal property.ShareThis