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Hospital Stay

Patients planning a hospital stay can prepare to help make the process easier and more efficient. Below is a list of items to bring to the hospital and items that are best to leave at home:

What to Bring

  • Health insurance card
  • Prescription insurance card
  • Personal identification with photo
  • HMO/PPO referral forms or letter of authorization (if required)
  • Medical records, X-ray films or prior test results from other providers
  • All medications you currently are taking, in their original containers
  • A prepaid phone card for long distance calls if you do not have a cellphone
  • Essential personal items, such as glasses, dentures, hearing aids or walker, etc.
  • Personal hygiene items such as comb/brush, deodorant, toothbrush, etc.
  • Clothing to wear while in the hospital and at discharge
  • Reading and writing materials
  • Cash or coins for newspapers, gift shop and other items. It is strongly suggested that you not bring large amounts of cash to the hospital. 

What Not to Bring

  • Credit cards
  • Jewelry
  • Valuables
  • Large amounts of cash

Floyd cannot take responsibility for the loss of these items.