PreAdmission Care

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PreAdmission Care

PreAdmission care begins when you and your surgeon determine that surgery is necessary. You will be asked to register for your health screening and tests about two weeks before your scheduled surgery. Your doctor's office staff will call to schedule a time for your PreAdmission visit.

The scope of testing performed during your PreAdmission visit may include blood and urine tests, an EKG and a chest X-ray, as well as any additional tests required by your physician and/or anesthesiologist. Your physician's office will give you instructions.

What to Bring

The items you need to bring with you to PreAdmission are listed on the checklist. It is important for you to provide this information to the Hospital because we establish a record separate from your physician's. It is particularly important that you provide a complete list of the medications you are currently taking, the dosage and the frequency.

Where to Go

When you arrive at the Hospital, report to the Registration Desk 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. You will be seated in a dual purpose waiting area for outpatients and pre-surgical patients.

What to Expect

You will then meet with a registered nurse who will ask you questions about your previous health history and medications and answer any questions you may have. It may be helpful to have a family member or caregiver with you. This is a good time to ask questions that you may have regarding your surgery and recovery. When indicated, some patients will see a social worker and anesthesia provider. Please allow 1½ to 3 hours for the entire process.

For more information on PreAdmission Care, you may call the office at (570) 522-2733. PreAdmission hours are 7 am-5 pm Monday through Friday.