About Your Stay
Admissions are processed via the admissions clerks; after hours admissions are processed at the registration desk in the Emergency Department. Once you arrive on the nursing unit, the staff will help you get acquainted with your room and your surroundings.
You will need to bring a small number of personal items to the hospital, such as pajamas, robe, slippers, and personal toilet articles including cases for glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and dentures. If you have any personal items with you during your stay, please make sure your nurse is aware that you have them in your possession. These items are your responsibility to keep up with.
- Photo identification (ie. Driver’s license)
- Physician Orders
- Insurance, Medicare or Medicaid card
- Social Security Card
- Advanced Directives (if available)
- Work-related injury - workers's compensation claim number and any claim forms required by your employer
- List of all daily medications including the name strength and dosage information
Do not bring watches, jewelry, cash or other valuable to the hospital.
When you are medically ready to leave the hospital, your physician will write a discharge order on your medical chart. Your nurses and your physician will discuss discharge information with you, including special diets, medications and limitations on your activities. The case manager will assist you in making arrangements for home care or other community services, if needed.
Your physician will let you know if an office visit is necessary after discharge. Be sure to check your room for all personal belongings and reclaim any valuables from the hospital safe. When your transportation arrives, please allow your nurse to escort you from the hospital.
Reminders - a few reminders as you prepare to go home:
- Remember to keep all records of bills, insurance forms, payments of claims, receipts and other papers because many of these expenses are tax deductible.
- If you plan to change your residence, give the admitting office your new forwarding address for any mail or gifts that might come to you after your discharge.
- Follow your doctor’s recommendations for your continued recovery.
- Your nurse will offer education for any of the following that may apply at the time of discharge: medications, special diet instructions, heart failure, diabetes, rehabilitation, cardiac rehab, transportation and care notes/restrictions.
- If you require continued care and meet qualifications, our nurses and therapists can help you complete your recovery at home.
Thank you for choosing Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center as your healthcare provider!