Before hospital admission, make sure to have your insurance card(s) and other information with you.
Most insurance companies require pre-certification, or approval of admission, before a scheduled hospital stay. It is our policy to contact your insurance company to verify benefits and to initiate our pre-certification requirements.
It is your responsibility to pre-certify your scheduled admission by contacting your insurance company before coming to the hospital. You can pre-certify emergency admissions by contacting your insurance company as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.
Upon hospital admission you should bring personal items, such as:
If you forget any of these items, please contact your nurse for assistance.
Sophisticated electronic life-saving equipment is used daily throughout the hospital. To prevent interference with any of this equipment, any personal electrical devices must be approved. Because of the hazards posed by even a small personal radio, we ask that you leave electrical appliances at home. You may use battery-operated items.
Please do not bring the following: