Skip to Main Content

What to Bring to a 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...

Items to Bring

Insurance card and forms

Insurance cards and forms

Paper and pen icon

Photo identification and advance directive or living will


A current list of medications you are taking

Icon of a family

Phone numbers of family members you may want to contact

Electric razor and comb

Toiletries, such as a hair brush or comb, your shaving kit and/or electric razor and a toothbrush and toothpaste

Icon of a hearing aid and glasses

Glasses, hearing aids or dentures, and marked containers for storage. (Glasses rather than contact lenses are recommended. If you wear contact lenses, bring solution and a container.)

Open book with bookmark

Reading material

Robe and slippers

A robe and slippers

Loose fitting shirt and trousers

Loose fitting clothing so that you will be comfortably dressed when you go home

No valuables please

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 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.

Admission Forms

Prior to your hospital visit you may be asked to fill out a few forms. For your convenience, the forms are available for download below.

Conditions of Admission: English  Spanish

Conditions of Service: English  Spanish

Genetic Information and Research Informed Consent and Right to Decline:  English  Spanish

Important Message From Medicare: English  Spanish

Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice: English  Spanish

Notice of Privacy Practices: English  Spanish

Did You Find the List Above Helpful?

Download, print & use it for your next visit!

Have Billing Questions?

If you have questions regarding billing, please call 541-768-4392 or 1-800-640-5339. You can also refer to our billing FAQs.