Thank you for entrusting your health care to Sharp HealthCare. We take pride in providing you with quality service in a caring environment, and we will do our best to ensure that your hospital experience is a smooth and comfortable process.
To help you prepare, we’ve provided a list below of items you should and should not bring to the hospital.
What to Bring
- Your health insurance plan card.
- Your prescription insurance plan card.
- Personal identification (valid driver’s license, state identification card or passport).
- HMO/PPO referral forms (if required).
- Any outside medical records, X-ray films, or prior test results not taken at this hospital (if your physician has requested them).
- Written letter of authorization from your insurance carrier (if you are covered by worker’s compensation).
- A copy of your advance directive or living will.
- All medications you are taking in their original containers.
- A prepaid phone card if you plan to make toll or long distance calls.
- Please bring only essential personal items, such as glasses, dentures, hearing aids, walker or wheelchair.
- Personal hygiene items — comb/brush, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush and other toiletries you may need.
- Clothing for your stay in the hospital and for your discharge.
- Reading and writing materials and other personal items you’ll want during your stay.
- If desired, cash to pay for newspapers, gift shop articles and other items. Not more than $20 is recommended.
What Not to Bring
- Credit cards
- More than $20 in cash
Sharp HealthCare cannot take responsibility for loss of these items.
Once admitted you will be given an identification bracelet with your name and Sharp HealthCare medical record number. For your safety, do not remove the bracelet until you are discharged from the hospital.
Consent for Treatment
You will be asked to sign a consent-for-treatment form giving us permission to treat you.