What to Bring - Hospital Visit

What to Bring - Hospital Visit

To help make your visit to the hospital as comfortable as possible, and to help everything run smoothly while you are here, here are some suggested items for you to bring:

  • Insurance forms and identification cards
  • A copy of your Advance Directive or living will
  • A current list of medications you are taking
  • Phone numbers of family members you will wish to contact
  • Toiletries, such as a hair brush or comb, your shaving kit and/or electric razor and a toothbrush and paste
  • Glasses, hearing aids, or dentures, and marked containers for storage. (Glasses rather than contacts lenses are recommended. If you wear contact lenses, bring solution and a container.)
  • Reading material
  • A robe and slippers
  • Loose fitting clothing so that you will be comfortably dressed when you go home

Do not bring valuables, including money, jewelry and credit cards. Samaritan Health Services assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to personal property. Any valuables you must bring with you should be sent home with a relative or friend. If this is not possible, ask the admitting clerk or nursing staff about safe storage.