Upcoming Same Day Surgery Admission
If you are being admitted for an upcoming same day surgery ( admission, surgery and discharge on the same day), the healthcare personnel at the offices where you had your doctor’s visit, will assist and advise you regarding the necessary paperwork. Staff will also determine insurance pre-authorization for you as well. Instructions will be provided to you by the same personnel with regard to dates of surgery, location and instructions on what to expect.
Direct Inpatient Admission
You’re doctor will contact admitting and submit the order for your admission: Either the admitting office or the doctor’s office will contact you when a bed is available. If you have any questions, please call 410-328-7533.
If you are directed to the main Hospital Admitting Office on the first floor of the medical center, near the main lobby, a receptionist will greet you and review your insurance information with you. Please bring all of your insurance information and documents with you, including:
- insurance cards
- policy numbers
- insurance company address
- claim forms
- referral forms (this is essential if you are covered under an HMO)
- authorization forms
- a copy of your advanced directives or living will
UMMC has contracts with nearly all managed care insurance carriers. See our complete list of participating carriers. If you do not have health insurance, a hospital representative will help you to make arrangements or to apply for medical assistance. For more information about your paying for your visit, please see the Financial Matters page.
Please bring personal items, slippers, robe, pajamas or nightgown, and medications in original bottles.
To make your stay as comfortable as possible, televisions and telephones are available in all patient rooms. There is a small fee for use of the TV. A video cassette recorder and book cart are also available.
UMMC's registered dietitians work with you to help you maintain good nutrition. Hostesses deliver your meals and can help you select your menus. They can also prepare between-meal snacks for you and advise about storing or preparing food brought from home. If you are having problems eating after you get home, or are losing weight, ask your doctor or nurse to refer you to the cancer center's dietitian to work on these problems with you.