In order to minimize the time spent in admissions, patients at EJGH pre-register. So, prior to being admitted to the hospital for a scheduled procedure, patients will have spoken with their physician, nurse or the Pre-surgical Evaluation Center in regards to food and liquid restrictions or other pre-surgical requirements and will have filled out all of the necessary paperwork.
Depending on the department administering the procedure, patients may be asked to give additional information pertaining to medical history, food and medication allergies, current medications, etc.
In order to ensure safety, EJGH asks patients admitting into the hospital bring the following:
- A photo identification card
- Insurance cards
- Their physician order, unless it has been faxed by the physician’s office or no order was issued
Patients should also be prepared to provide contact information, a social security number, emergency notification information, and Medicare information, if it applies.
EJGH Security will be happy to catalog and place any valuables our patients have in a locked, safe box until they are able to retrieve their items.
For questions about pre-registration or scheduling please call:
- Pre-registration (504) 503-4848
- Scheduling (504) 454-4164