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 are 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