Admitting: What to Know Before You Come

No one enjoys going to the hospital. At SVMC, our goal is to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

What to Expect
When you are admitted, we will ask you to fill out several forms. These include a consent form for admission and treatment and a financial form. The financial form allows us to bill your insurance carrier directly. Before you go to a room, we will place an identification band around your wrist.

What to Bring

  • Your social security number, insurance information (name of carrier, policy number, card), and pre-certification (if necessary) from your health insurance company
  • Pajamas (if you wish to wear your own)
  • A robe and slippers (if you wish to wear your own)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Comb or brush and non-electric shaving equipment
  • Eyeglasses, dentures, or hearing aids, and labeled containers for each
  • A list of all your medications (prescription and over-the-counter) with dosage and frequency
  • A pre-paid calling card or a phone card (if you wish to make long distance calls)
  • A small amount of cash to buy things you may want from our gift shop


What Not to Bring

  • Large sums of cash
  • Valuables
  • Electrical devices, such as shavers, radios, laptop computers, cell phones, or hair dryers
  • Your own medications, unless your doctor tells you to