The Admissions Office is conveniently located on the lower level of the hospital (Front entrance via Highway 59 parking lot). Admission hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To reduce your wait time and process time for scheduled outpatient Radiology and some outpatient procedures, you are encouraged to call the Fast Track Office at 251-949-3403 advance and pre-register. By pre-registering over the phone, you will only need to sign the paperwork, show verification of your insurance and identification once you arrive at the hospital.
During your registration for medical services, information and authorization will be needed for your medical record and for financial arrangements. All information will be handled confidentially. Please bring any insurance materials including your insurance and/or Medicare/Medicaid cards and pay any co-pays or deductibles if owed.
Other helpful information to bring with you includes a medical history (previous surgeries or medical conditions, allergies, etc.), a list of medications you take, and your advance directive if you have one (see page 3 for information on advance directives).
If you are staying overnight, your room assignment will be determined by the kind of medical care you are to receive and room availability. As your condition improves, you may be transferred to another unit in the hospital.
All patients are admitted to South Baldwin Regional Medical Center without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, economic status, educational background, or the source of payment for care.
If You Need Surgery
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Valuable items such as jewelry, important papers, credit cards, keys, wallets, rings and cash in excess of $5 should be sent home. If you are unable to do so, the hospital has a safe that is specifically used to ensure the security of patient valuables. Just tell the nurse that you have valuables and an envelope will be brought to you in which you can place your items. This envelope will then be placed in the hospital's safe and will be returned to you upon your request at discharge. The hospital assumes no responsibility for personal property retained by the patient.
All patients are asked to bring a bathrobe, slippers and personal toilet articles (comb/brush, toothbrush, etc.). Hospital gowns are provided; however, you may prefer to wear your own pajamas or night gown (front opening). Electrical heaters are not allowed and all other electrical appliances must be approved for safety by the Engineering Department.
Eyeglasses, dentures and hearing aids require special care. Notify your nurse if you will be using any of these items. To prevent accidental disposal, take care not to leave these items on your meal tray or bed.
Any personal medications should be left at home and not brought to the hospital with you. South Baldwin Regional Medical Center will provide you with appropriate medication for you according to the directives of your physician.
Each of us has the ability to give "the gift of life" by becoming an organ/tissue donor. At any given time, more than 26,000 people in the U.S. are awaiting a transplant. Yet thousands of healthy organs and tissues are wasted each year which could have been used either to save or improve the quality of lives.
You can be a part of this lifesaving effort by discussing organ donation with your family and friends, assuming the responsibility for that decision so that they will not have to. For more information on organ donations, click here.