What to Bring/What NOT to Bring

What comes with you, what stays home

While you are with us at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, we will ensure that your basic needs are met, but it is important to know what items are necessary for you to bring and what personal items we ask you to leave at home. 

What to bring 

  • Your health insurance card and your spouse’s, if applicable
  • Your insurance forms or pre-authorization paperwork
  • Valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport
  • Complete list of medications (prescription, over-the-counter and herbal supplements), including dosages and directions
  • An Advance Directive document, if you have one
  • Recent lab and/or X-ray results
  • Containers for eyewear, mouthwear and personal items
  • Sleepwear, footwear and other personal items for an overnight stay
  • Magazines, books, writing paper or similar items
  • No more than $20 in cash for any gift shop items
  • Credit card number and expiration date, but not the card itself
  • Calling card number if you plan on making long-distance calls

What not to bring

  • Valuables including jewelry or credit cards
  • More than $20 in cash
  • Cigarettes
  • Alcohol
  • Medication from home

San Ramon Regional Medical Center cannot take responsibility for loss of valuables you bring to the hospital. If you bring a valuable item with you by mistake, we recommend they be deposited in the safe in our Admitting Department. Notify someone in admitting or a member of the nursing staff that you have something you need to leave in the safe. Be sure to ask for a receipt. You can also send the items home with a family member.

For surgery, please bring the following:

  • Orders and surgical consent from your doctor
  • Lab work done within the last 30 days
  • List of allergies
  • List of current medications
  • Insurance card
  • Insurance forms (if available)
  • Medicare/Medicaid card (if applicable)
  • Valid photo identification

If the patient is a minor or is an adult unable to sign for himself or herself, bring proof of guardianship or medical power of attorney. A parent or guardian must accompany a minor.

Day Surgery

Here are a few tips in order to make your day surgery go as smoothly as possible.

What to do

  • Check in two hours prior to your scheduled time of surgery unless directed otherwise by your physician
  • Wear comfortable and loose clothing that you can easily put on after your procedure
  • Have someone to drive you home and remain at home with you for 24 hours after your surgery
  • Allow children to bring items that comfort them, like a blanket or toy, and have two adults with them (one to drive and one to supervise)
  • Bring a copy of your Advance Directives, if available

What not to do

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight
  • Do not wear jewelry or valuables, including rings or body piercings
  • Do not wear makeup, lotion or cologne/perfume
  • Do not bring additional children as they are not allowed

If you have any other questions or need more information, please call us at (800) 284-2878.