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What to bring to your hospital stay

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card
  • Medicare card (for Medicare patients)
  • List of allergies & current medicines
  • Recent test or physical exam reports
  • Copies of  Advanced Directive, Living Will or Power of Attorney 
  • Containers for contact lenses, glasses or dentures
  • Toiletries and other personal items if you will be staying overnight
  • Magazine, book or other reading materials

Please leave all valuables (jewelry, credit cards, money) at home. This includes body-piercing jewelry and tongue studs. You may not wear any jewelry during surgery.

Plan to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that will fit over bandages and splints.

Last UpdateAugust 1, 2011
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