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What to Bring

If you’re coming to Providence Regional Medical Center for a scheduled procedure, your doctor’s staff will likely give you specific instructions on what to bring.

General items you should bring for an overnight stay:

  • Photo ID and insurance card
  • Co-payment (if required by your insurance plan)
  • Full list of medications with dosages (including over-the-counter supplements)
  • List of allergies (foods, medications, etc.)
  • Copy of your advance directives
  • Pajamas, robe, slippers
  • Toiletries

Please Leave Medications and Valuables at Home

Medications

All medications you take while a patient in our care should be prescribed by your attending physician, dispensed by the hospital pharmacy and administered by a nurse. You’re not allowed, as a patient, to administer your own medications – including over-the-counter and herbal supplements – and you shouldn’t keep medication in your room unless ordered by a doctor.

Why are we so strict about this? It’s for your protection – and so we can deliver the best medical outcome possible. We need to know exactly which medications you’re taking so we can gauge how your body responds to them.

Valuables

Please don’t bring valuables – such as jewelry – to the hospital. If you accidentally bring valuables to the hospital, please send them home with a friend or family member. Or, ask a staff member to put them in our safe. Note: Providence Regional Medical Center is not responsible for lost items.

If you lose something, please notify your nurse immediately. We’ll make every effort to help you find it.