Your admission to East Georgia Regional Medical Center will be arranged in advance by your doctor. Your doctor's office will tell you when to arrive at our patient registration department. It is important that your arrive on time, especially if surgery is scheduled for the next morning, so any necessary tests can be completed.
Before you Arrive
- Pre-Certification: Most insurance plans require pre-certification for non-emergency visits to the hospital. It is the patient's responsibility to get pre-certification from the insurance provider.
- What to Bring: You will need only a few personal items such as a bathrobe, slippers, sleepwear and toiletries. The hospital will provide a gown and other items you need. Bring currently prescribed home medications, as well as, supplements, i.e. herbals and other over-the-counter medications. Once reviewed by a pharmacists, medications will be returned or stored in the Pharmacy until discharge.
- Valuables: We recommend that you do not bring valuables with you. We cannot be responsible for them, so we ask that you leave them at home or have a family member take them when they leave to go home. We are also not responsible for dentures, eye glasses, hearing aids or other personal items of this nature.
When you Arrive
Upon arrival to East Georgia Regional Medical Center, please present to the admissions desk and an admission's specialist will begin the registration process. To complete your registration, please bring the following items with you: health insurance card(s), photo identification (driver's license, etc.), physician's order and list of current medications. After completion of the registration process, a member of our staff will escort you to your room. All patient care rooms are private rooms.