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Patients & Visitors

Your Hospital Stay—What to Bring

If you are coming for surgery, view specific surgical instructions.

Prepare for Your Hospital Stay by Bringing

Your ID and Health Insurance Information. We will assist you in filing the appropriate insurance claims. During admission, you are asked to provide your insurance card for photocopying. This gives us a record of your insurance company name, address and policy number. You will also be asked to sign insurance and billing authorizations that will help us bill your insurance carrier for your medical treatment. A reminder to new parents: You will need to add your baby to your insurance policy. Some insurance companies have time limits. If you have no insurance, please contact your local social service office immediately.

Personal Possessions. If there are items you wish to have for your hospital stay such as your own pajamas or nightgown, robe, slippers, and personal cosmetic and care items (such as toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, facial tissue, etc.), please pack these for your stay. Personal care items are also available if you do not provide your own.

Maternity patients will need to bring baby clothes for the baby's trip home.

We recommend you do not bring any valuables to the hospital. If it is necessary, please ask about checking in your valuables for safe-keeping. We will only be responsible for valuables if they are checked in at switchboard/admitting for safekeeping.

Medications. Bring your regular medications along with any medical information from medical providers at non-Lake Region Healthcare facilities.

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