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Admission and Discharge

Admission and discharge procedures can vary depending on the type of surgery for which you are scheduled. Please discuss with your doctor any special steps that you must take before admission.

When to Arrive at the Hospital

The night before your admission, you will call a number that was given to you by either your physician or during pre-admission testing. You will be told when to arrive and where to go. On the day of surgery you will go directly to your assigned surgery unit. The admitting process will occur at that time.

In some cases, a member of the Admitting staff will call you on the morning (in some cases, the call will be later) to let you know exactly what time you should arrive - unless your doctor already gave you that information.

Admission Locations

The admitting lobby is in Payson 101, off the main lobby at 525 East 68th Street – between York Avenue and the FDR Drive. It is important to arrive on time.

Contact the Admiting Office

You can reach the admitting office by calling (212) 746-4250, or if you are inside the hospital, dial 6-4250.

Discharge

Discharge time is 10:00 AM.

When your physician tells you that you are ready to go home, the nurses will discuss ongoing care with you. If any prescriptions are required, they will be given to you on the night before discharge. You have the right to receive a written discharge plan that describes the arrangements for any future healthcare that you may need after discharge. You may not be discharged until the services required in your written discharge plan are secured or determined by the hospital to be reasonably available. You also have the right to appeal this discharge plan.

Please stop by the Cashier's office on the first floor (Payson 102). If you have any questions concerning the hospital account for your hospitalization, please call Patients Accounts at 212-297-4430. If you have questions about the application of health insurance coverage, call the Admitting Office at 212-746-4250 (internal number: 6-4250).

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