Prepare for your stay
Your admission to Chinese Hospital is at the request of affiliated physicians who will be responsible for coordinating your care and ordering any clinical treatments, medications and other services.
What to bring:
Chinese Hospital will provide most of what you need during your stay with us. Medications that you take at home should not be brought into the hospital unless you have been directed to do so by your physician. Please bring only a list of the medication you are currently taking. Include all over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements.
If you have a living will, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, or any other advance directive, please bring a copy of it with you. In addition, please remember to bring:
- Insurance Identification card or policy number
- Social Security number
- Medicare or Medi-Cal card
- Any other medical insurance information
What not to bring:
Electrical Safety - Privately-owned electrical devices are not permitted in patient rooms. These items include, but are not limited to, hair dryers, razors, radios, heating pads or portable heaters. Only battery-operated devices are permitted, but must not be used in an oxygen-enriched atmosphere.
Your Personal Belongings - As Chinese Hospital cannot accept responsibility for personal items or valuables left in your room, please give all your belongings (your money, medication, credit cards, wallets, jewelry, cellular phone, etc.) to a family member to take home. If this is not possible, ask your nurse to put your valuables in the hospital safe. An itemized receipt, which serves as your claim ticket, will be provided.
Eyeglasses, Dentures, Hearing Aids - These items require special care. Ask your nurse for a denture cup, if appropriate. Take care not to leave these items on your meal tray or lying on your bed. The hospital is not responsible for the replacement of your lost personal items.