If Pre-Admission Testing is required, an appointment is made for the patient by their surgeon 2-14 days prior to surgery. Testing required by the surgeon is performed and a registered nurse obtains a health history and reviews instructions relevant to the procedure. This health history is used by the Anesthesia Care Team to prepare their plan for the day of surgery. Patients are asked to bring a list of their current medications, including dosages and frequencies, and a list of their surgeries. They will also need their insurance card, picture ID, and any paperwork given to them by their surgeon.
Surgery patients: The Pre-Admit Testing Unit is located off-campus at 324 S.E 24th Street.
Patients who have not been through Pre-Admit Testing will need to stop by Registration so that the paperwork can be signed.
If Pre-Admit testing is not required, a Patient Admitting representative may contact you prior to your admission to obtain pre-admission information.
This includes your insurance benefits or payment arrangements, current address, phone number and employer. The Patient Admitting representative might be able to tell you about co-payments or deductibles for your visit, depending on the insurance carrier. If you do not have insurance, you will be referred to one of our Customer Service representatives.
Additional information such as maps, directions and parking, what to bring for an overnight stay, important documents, and if you're having a baby can be found in the Before you Arrive section.