Preparing For Your Hospital Stay

The following checklist will be helpful to follow prior to your stay at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell. 

  • Make a list of medications taken at home and bring it with you on your day of surgery. 
  • Also make a list of any doctors you currently see, including your primary care doctor, so that we can provide updates on your condition as needed. 
  • Copy of your Advanced Directive or Health Care Proxy 
  • Any educational materials given to you 
  • Eyeglasses, contacts, hearing aides and dentures. 
  • Personal care items 
  • Clothes for discharge or rehab 
  • Loose fitting 
  • Avoid elastic around pant cuffs 
  • Comfortable non-slip shoes with backs, no clogs, slides or flip flops

The following list is items that you should NOT bring with you to the hospital: 

  • All valuables including jewelry, handbags, wallets (be sure to bring a photo ID and insurance card) 
  • Money 
  • Credit Cards 
  • Medicines
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