Your physician will determine when it's time for you to leave the hospital and will write a discharge order. You will be notified in advance so you can arrange for transportation. Ask your nurse what time you should expect to leave. If you have difficulty making arrangements, the hospital will try to help you coordinate your transportation. You will receive verbal and written discharge instructions. When you are ready, a volunteer or staff person will escort you to your transportation.
Things to Remember
- Make sure you understand your physician's discharge orders before you leave the hospital. If you have any questions, ask our staff.
- When is your next doctor's appointment, and has it been scheduled?
- What medications are you supposed to take, and what are the instructions for their use?
- Do you have a special diet?
- Do you have limitations on your activities?
- Are arrangements to be made for any necessary post-hospital care?
- Have you contacted a financial counselor at 925.275.8231 or 925.275.8241 regarding insurance and payment arrangements?
- Do you have all of your belongings, including your medications stored in the Pharmacy?
- Do you have valuables in the safe? If so, please give your claim receipt to the Admitting department and obtain your valuables.
Follow-up Phone Call
After you return home, you may receive a phone call from a survey company asking you to evaluate our service to you while in our care. We appreciate your time and efforts letting us know how you feel about the care you received. We use this information to continually improve our services.
Preparing for Hospitalization provides a list of what to bring and what not to bring when preparing for admission to the hospital.
Admitting/Registration provides an overview of the registration and admitting process.
Patient Accommodations provides an overview of our patient accommodations.
Visiting Guidelines provides an overview of the visiting guidelines and visitor accommodations.