Before Your Stay

What you need to know before your hospital stay

Before Your Hospital Stay

You can take steps to prepare for your hospital stay at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth. Before you arrive, your doctor will discuss with you how to eat or fast, what to bring and any tests you need before your procedure. You don’t need to fast unless specifically told by doctor or a member of their office staff.

If you have an advance directive your care team will confirm that with you.

Pre-Admission Testing

Pre-admission tests ensure that you are healthy enough for your procedure or surgery. Your care team schedules these outpatient tests in advance.

These diagnostic tests may include:

What to Expect at Pre-Admission Testing

We complete most pre-admission tests at the BID Plymouth Medical Office Building at 46 Obery Street. This building is across from the helipad on the hospital campus.

Your appointment will take about two hours to complete. Please bring a list of your medications and dosage, or the original bottles.

What to Bring with You to the Hospital

Here’s a list of items to consider packing for your inpatient care:

  • List of all current medications you take
  • Night clothes
  • Reading material
  • Robe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries, such as hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste

Bring any essential item such as contact lenses, eye glasses, hearing aids and dentures with you. You will be asked to keep these items in a specific container to assist with loss prevention. It is important that you assist us in placing these items in the designated container when not is use.

  • BID Plymouth is not responsible for lost or misplaced items.
  • Don’t leave these items on your food tray.
  • Store personal items in your bedside drawer.
What to Leave at Home

We recommend you leave these items at home:

  • Electronics
  • Jewelry
  • Large amounts of money
  • Medications
  • Valuables

BID Plymouth is not responsible for the loss or damage of any personal property kept in your room.

What You Need to Know Before Your Procedure

Before your hospital stay, a BID Plymouth patient access representative will call you to gather personal, financial and health insurance details.

On the day of your procedure, bring your Medicare/Medicaid or private health insurance card and any needed forms with you.

Use the PIDC Pavilion main entrance off Obery Street. Check in at the patient registration area to complete any other required forms.

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