No one looks forward to a hospital stay, but at Pottstown Hospital, we work hard to make sure your visit is as pleasant as possible. Here are a few things you should know about your room and our hospital in general that can help make your time with us restful and healing.
Prepare for an appointment or inpatient stay.
Common facts and questions that might apply to you.
Q: How do I prepare for an inpatient stay?
Q. How do I schedule an appointment?
A. Contact your doctor’s office directly.
Q. What should I bring to my first visit?
A. Bring any or all of the following, if it pertains to you:
- Relevant medical and immunization records
- A list of all the medications you’re taking
- A photo ID
- Insurance card
- Applicable co-payment
It’s important to bring your insurance card because health plan benefits and financial obligations vary depending on specific coverage. Please bring any applicable co-payment.
Plan on arriving 20 minutes before your first appointment to complete paperwork.
Q. Will they accept my insurance?
A. Most healthcare benefits plans are accepted. Please contact your doctor’s office prior to your appointment.
Q. What should I do if I am running late or cannot keep my scheduled appointment?
A. Contact your doctor’s office as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and will try to reschedule your appointment for a time that fits your schedule.
Q. What should I do if I have an urgent medical problem?
A. In the event of an emergency after office hours, call your doctor’s office. A physician is always on call during the hours the office is closed. Leave a message with the answering service and we will return your call as soon as possible.
If you believe someone has a life-threatening problem, call 911 immediately. If you go to the Emergency Department, you should take vital information including your primary physician’s name, any medication you are presently taking, and a list of all known allergies.
Q. Who should I contact if I have insurance or billing-related issues?
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. We accept cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Q. How can I get a referral to a specialist?
A. Contact your physician to discuss your need to see a specialist.
Q. What should I do if I need a prescription refilled?
A. For medications or medication refills, please contact your pharmacy and ask that they submit an electronic request to your provider or you may submit a refill request through your My Tower Health account. Please plan on 48 to 72 hours for the processing of your prescription request.
Q. May I request copies of my medical records?
A. Yes. Please make this request at your doctor’s office. You may be charged a fee for this service. Learn more about requesting medical records.
Q. How do I transfer my medical records?
A. Your doctor’s office will give you the necessary forms to complete for a transfer of your medical records. You may be charged a fee for this service.
Q. Who should I contact if I have a comment or complaint?
A. Patient satisfaction is very important to us. All of our practices have forms available for you to share comments, both positive and constructive. These comments are collected by a third party to maintain your privacy.
Have a pleasant visit.
Returning home and ensuring a successful recovery
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.
Things to take home:
- 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.