When your doctor decides you are ready to leave the hospital, a discharge order will be written. You may want to make arrangements with a family member or friend to help you when it is time to go home. Some important things to remember are:
Signing Important Papers Before Discharge
You or a family member should contact the Business Services Department at extension 6194 and make sure all insurance forms are signed prior to discharge. For additional insurance(s) that need to be filed, give policy numbers and addresses of the companies prior to discharge.
Collect All Belongings
Collect all of your belongings and double check closets and drawers. If you have anything stored in the hospital safe, call Switchboard Operator by dialing "6000" and a security officer will bring belongings to you.
Your doctor and your nurse will give you instructions about post-hospital care. If you have questions about your diet, activities or other matters, please be sure to ask.
If you doctor gives you a prescription, it may be filled in the Anderson Pharmacy or a pharmacy of your choice.
We Will Escort You as You Leave
When you are ready to leave, a member of the hospital staff will escort you to the designated area and help you into the car. You will be asked to have a family member or friend bring the vehicle you will be leaving in to the designated pick-up area on the first floor of the parking complex. Please ask them to follow the signs and drive the vehicle as far as possible into the pick-up lane in order to prevent blocking traffic in the parking complex.