What to Bring
If you’re coming to Providence St. Mary 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
Please Leave Medications and Valuables at Home
All medications you take while a patient at Providence St. Mary Medical Center should be prescribed by your attending physician, dispensed by the hospital pharmacy and administered by a nurse. As a patient, you aren’t allowed 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.
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 St. Mary 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. Unclaimed items are turned over to the security office. To ask about lost items, call extension 2165.