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Pre-Admit for Surgery

Whether you are having inpatient or outpatient surgery, you will complete your preregistration form and visit the Pre-Surgery Center for pre-admit education and testing. Call 225-924-8340 if you have any questions about registration. It is very important that you complete these forms.

Preparing for Your Pre-Surgery Center Visit
During the preadmission process, we gather information about your medical and surgical history, and provide instructions about how you can prepare for your upcoming surgery. You or your physician’s office will schedule your appointment with Woman's Hospital Pre-Surgery Center. Your admission paperwork is done at this time, including signing consent forms. Consent forms are legal documents and are required for each admission to the hospital.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your complete medical and surgical history
  • A list of all medications, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, including dosage information
  • A list of any allergies to medicines, food, latex, dust, pollen or other sources
  • The names and telephone numbers of your primary care physician and any specialists you are seeing
  • Your insurance card and driver's license
  • A copy of your Health Care Proxy or Living Will, if applicable

Payment

In addition, please be prepared to pay any co-pay or deductible that is due at this time. If you are unable to pay this portion at the appointment, you will be expected to contact the financial counselor to make financial arrangements. Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card. Submission of this information in advance helps us to provide you with the best possible service.

Your Visit

Your Pre-Surgery Center appointment can take one or two hours. We suggest that you do not bring young children with you to this appointment. It may cause delays for you and other patients.

If You Are Unable to Make Your Appointment

If you do not complete your preregistration at our Pre-Surgery Center prior to the day of your procedure, you may contact our Patient Access Coordinator Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at 225-924-8120. If you chose to preregister by phone, you will need to sign admission forms and pay any co-pay or deductible that is due when your arrive at the hospital.