Preparing for Hospitalization
Thank you for choosing Coastal Communities Hospital. We take pride in providing you with quality service in a caring environment. We will do everything we can to make sure that your hospital experience is a smooth and comfortable process and that all your questions are answered.
To help you prepare, we've provided a list of items that you should and should NOT bring to the hospital. We've also included information on advanced directives.
What to bring
Your health insurance card and your spouse's, if applicable
All insurance forms and paperwork, e.g. pre-authorizations
Valid driver's license, state identification card or passport
Advanced Directive documents if you have them
Any outside lab test results and pertinent x-rays not taken at this hospital
Personal hygiene items
Clothing for your stay in the hospital and loose, comfortable clothing for your discharge
Your eyeglasses or hearing aid - do not bring contact lenses
If you wear dentures, you may be asked to remove them before surgery & they will be returned when you leave the recovery room
Reading and writing materials and other personal items you'll want during your stayWhat not to bring
Do not wear any face or eye makeup
More than $20 cashCoastal Communities Hospital cannot take responsibility for loss of these items.
Advanced Directives are written instructions you make regarding your treatment should you be unable to speak for yourself. The Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare allows you to designate someone to speak for you if you become unable to make decisions about your care. On admission, adult patients are asked if they have a current Advance Directive. If so, the directive is placed in the patient's medical record. You are not required to have an Advanced Directive in order to receive care. Please click here for more information on Advanced Directives.