Before you are hospitalized  

Registration

All hospital services require that you be registered. Normally, you register at the hospital upon admission. If you are being admitted for surgery, however, the registrar may call you at home to register you by phone. If you are admitted to the hospital under urgent conditions, a staff member from Patient Business Services will meet with a family member or visit your room when you can provide the information.

The registration interview takes about five minutes. You'll be asked:

  • Name, date of birth, Social Security number, etc.
  • Medical information (diagnosis, services required, doctor)
  • Insurance policy information (found on your insurance card)

This information allows us to verify your benefits and determine your co-payment and deductible. If you have registered for services in the past, your information is in our computer system and will only need to be verified or updated.

Patient rights & responsibilities

Preparing for your visit