Admission Steps and Important Forms:
- Check in at Admitting/Registration
- Bring with you:
- Review paperwork and sign the Consent Form For Admission
What do I bring to the Hospital?
During your stay, only a few personal items are needed, such as deodorant, toothbrush, shampoo, robe and slippers. Glasses or dentures must be in appropriately labeled storage containers. No electric appliances may be brought into the hospital without prior approval from administration.
We strongly suggest you leave valuables at home. The hospital is not responsible for valuables or money kept in your room.
As a patient you have a right to make healthcare decisions and to have the doctors and medical team caring for you to know and honor your decisions. An advance directive can protect this right if you ever become mentally or physically unable to choose or communicate your wishes due to an injury or illness.
- There are several benefits to having an advance directive:
- It protects your right to make medical choices that can affect your life
- It may minimize the stress and responsibility on family members from having to make medical decisions for you
- It provides guidelines to the physician(s) involved in your care
- List of current medications
The Patient Self-Determination Act and the Healthcare Decision Law require hospitals to ask all admitted patients whether they have completed an Advance Directive. This document communicates your wishes regarding treatment in the event you are unable to speak for yourself. You may change any portion of the Power of Attorney for Healthcare by telling your physician about your new decisions or wishes.
Download Advance Directive PDFs :
Preparing for Discharge
Your doctor will determine your discharge date, and when it is time your doctor, nurse and other member of the healthcare team will help you draft a plan for care once you are discharged.
If you will require special services, nursing, therapy or equipment such as a bed or oxygen, a caseworker may be called in to help you make arrangements. They are also able to help you with paperwork.
The hospital pharmacy does not provide take-home medications. Prescriptions for medications to be taken at home can be filled at the pharmacy of your choice.
A dedicated business office staff member will handle all insurance billing. They are also available to meet with patients and/or family members to discuss the details and answer questions related to insurance coverage. If you have questions about your bill or insurance you can contact Patient Financial Services at (831) 385-7152 or (831) 385-7294.
Our goal is to provide excellent patient care. If you have any feedback or concerns regarding your care, please contact Customer Service Representative at (831) 385-7128.