Admitting and Discharge
Getting to NYU Langone Medical Center
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What to Expect
When you are admitted, an admitting representative will ask you to complete and sign several forms, including a consent form for hospital admission and medical treatment, and a financial form, which, among other things, allows the NYU Hospitals Center to bill your insurance carrier directly. An identification bracelet will be placed around your wrist.
What to Bring
- Pajamas (if you do not wish to wear the provided patient gown)
- A robe and slippers (Slippers are not provided, but may be purchased in the gift shop.)
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Comb or brush, non-electric shaving equipment, and cosmetics
- Eyeglasses, dentures, or hearing aids, and their respective containers (labeled)
- A list of all medications (prescription and over-the-counter) that you take, with dosage and frequency information
- A pre-paid calling card or a phone card (if you plan to make any long distance calls)
- A small amount of cash to pay for such things as required deposits, television rental, newspapers. During admission you may choose to use a credit card or checkbook, but you should send these home after admission
- Your social security number, your insurance information (name of carrier, policy number, card), and pre-certification (in writing) from your health insurance company
What Not to Bring
- Large sums of cash
- Electrical devices, such as laptop computers, cellular phones, and hair dryers
Discharge & Departure
Your physician will decide the actual day of your discharge depending on your physical condition and discharge needs. Your physician will notify you and other members of the health-care team in advance of your expected discharge date.
When You are Discharged
The day of your discharge, you are asked to leave your room by 9:00 AM. The nurse will confirm with you when all of your care is complete and you may leave the hospital. The nurse will give you discharge instructions and prescriptions for medications that you will need to have filled.
Your nurse will ask you to sign a discharge note that indicates that you agree with your physician's decision to discharge you. If you do not agree with the physician's decision, you have the right to appeal.
Your Hospital Bill
Upon discharge, you will be presented with a hospital bill. You will be asked to pay for any charges not covered by your insurance at the time of discharge. More information
Your Post-Hospital Care
If you will need further nursing, personal care, or other assistance after discharge, a social worker will meet with you and your family to help coordinate your care.
Contact a hospital operator at (212) 263-7300