When it’s time for you to leave our hospital, we want to make sure you’re prepared for a successful recovery. Take a look at the list below to make sure you’ve thought of everything, and call your doctor if you have any questions once you’ve returned home.

A nurse, case manager, social worker or discharge planner will help plan your follow-up care. If you have trouble understanding the language being used, you should be provided with translated documents or an interpreter. All patients will be given important directions about their follow-up care, including written instructions.

Discharge Checklist

Things to bring:

  • Continuing care instructions from your nurse and doctor
  • Personal items
  • Items you received while at the hospital
  • Valuables you deposited in the hospital's safe
  • Medications being held at the pharmacy

Things to do:

  • Let your nurse know where you'd like packages and mail forwarded.
  • Visit the cashier to make payment arrangements and pay any charges not covered by your insurance.
  • Be sure you and/or your caregiver have spoken with a discharge planner and that you understand what services you may need after leaving the hospital.
  • Verify your discharge date and time with your nurse or doctor.
  • Have someone available to pick you up.
  • Check your room, bathroom and bedside table carefully for any personal items.
  • Make sure you or your caregiver has all necessary paperwork for billing, referrals, prescriptions, additional therapy or follow-up care, etc.