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Preparing for Your Stay

Preparing for Your Stay

The staff at Mile Bluff Medical Center wants your experience to be as pleasant as possible. Here is some information to help you prepare for your hospital stay.

Registration

Registration for inpatient care and surgery is in the main lobby of Mile Bluff Medical Center. When you come in through the main entrance, the registration staff members or an information desk volunteer will be available to help direct you to where you need to go. You can register for your appointment at the main registration desk. Please remember to bring a photo ID and your insurance card to register with, along with any other items that may be important for your appointment. If you are scheduled for surgery, a representative from Mile Bluff will contact you one to two days prior to your surgery with your arrival time, and will provide you with instructions to help you prepare for your procedure and arrival at the medical center.

What to bring to the hospital

  • For children - a favorite blanket, toy or comfort item
  • For hospital patients - a small bag with items such as a toothbrush, razor, slippers, robe, deodorant, comb, etc.
  • If you use a CPAP machine for sleep apnea, please bring it with you.
  • Insurance card
  • Photo ID

Other tips

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing
  • Do not wear make-up or lipstick
  • If you are having surgery, please remove rings, nail polish, jewelry and body piercings before surgery
  • Leave money, credit cards, jewelry and other valuables at home

The protection of confidential patient information, and the rights and privacy of staff members, is extremely important at Mile Bluff. Because of this, all patients and visitors are asked not to use recording devices in public areas of the hospital, nursing & rehabilitation centers, clinics and other facilities. Devices include equipment such as: cameras, cell phone cameras, video recorders, audio recorders and any other type of equipment used to capture or record images and/or sound Your respect for Mile Bluff's patients, residents and staff members is appreciated.