What to Bring, What to Leave at Home
What to Bring
Please bring the following items on the day of your pre-surgery planning appointment and on the day of your procedure:
- Health insurance information
- A valid photo ID
- The most recent labs or diagnostic test results such as MRI, X-rays, EKG and lab work if you have them
- Physician orders and other paperwork provided by your physician's office
- Advanced medical directives information
- A list of any questions you may have regarding your procedure or your stay at Rex
FAQs About What to Bring or Leave at Home
Can I keep my clothes at the hospital?
There are small closets for your use in your hospital room. However, to best safeguard your clothes, please ask a family member or friend to take them home during your stay. They can be returned to you when you are ready to be discharged. Leave valuables, large amounts of cash and jewelry at home.
What if I have dentures?
If you wear dentures, tell your nurse when you arrive in your room. The nurse will provide you with a special container for them. Please do not leave them on your meal tray.
What if I'm taking medications?
Please bring a list of your medications and dosages. Your physician will evaluate which ones you should continue taking while in the hospital. These will be dispensed to you by the hospital pharmacy during your stay. Any medications brought from home will be sent to the pharmacy. This procedure ensures that the medications you are currently taking do not interfere or interact with new medications ordered for you during your stay, and prevents the loss of your medications from home.
Can I bring a hair dryer or electric razor?
Due to special wiring and safety codes designed to protect you and others, privately owned electrical appliances are not permitted in the hospital. Please do not bring personal computers, VCRs, hair dryers, curling irons, electric shavers or radios. Battery-operated appliances, such as a portable radio, cassette or CD player, or rechargeable shaver, may be used in the hospital. You are responsible for the security of any personal items.