The Pre-Admission Department makes arrangements for a hospital stay when a physician recommends a procedure or admission to St. Mary Medical Center. The department can pre-register a stay, and verify insurance benefits and authorizations. Pre-admission testing often includes a medical history and physical exam, patient education and interviews with anesthesiologist for surgical cases.
During the admission process, patients are required to answer basic questions and present insurance identification cards. While some information is used for billing purposes, certain details are legal requirements. Your cooperation in this process is appreciated.
Consent for Treatment forms must be completed and signed by the patient or appropriate surrogate before treatment or therapy. Please read forms carefully and feel free to ask questions before signing them.