What to Bring/What NOT to Bring

As you’re getting ready for a hospital stay, rest assured we’ve got your basic needs covered, including hospital gowns, toiletries and food. Below is a list of essentials to pack for your stay, as well as recommendations for what you should definitely leave at home.

What to bring:

  • Valid government-issued ID
  • Insurance card
  • Form of payment
  • Copy of any Advance Directives (ex: Living Will)
  • Lab and/or X-ray results if recently completed at another facility
  • Complete list of all medications, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins and any herbal supplements
  • Cases for glasses, contacts and/or dentures
  • Sleepwear, socks and other personal items for overnight stays
  • Cell phone charger

What NOT to bring:

  • Cigarettes, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Valuables like jewelry (wedding ring) or large amounts of cash
  • Electronics, including TVs and radios

Lab work

If you had lab work done within 30 days prior to surgery, please provide us with information on when and where the lab work was performed. On the day of surgery, additional tests may be required in which case an interview will be performed regarding your health history for the anesthesiologist and surgeon.

Minors and guardianship

Please bring proof of guardianship or medical power of attorney if the patient is a minor or an adult unable to sign for himself or herself. Minors must have a parent or a guardian accompany them.

If you have any questions, or need further information, call your surgeon or contact the Pre-Op Clinic at the facility where your procedure will be done: (866) 934-3627 (THOP)

If you are not able to come into the Pre-Op Clinic prior to your scheduled surgery day, you will be contacted by a Pre-Op Clinic RN for your medical information.