Preparing for Your Hospital Stay
If you're having surgery, schedule a preadmission appointment.
Also see Preparing for Your Surgery (translated documents)
Things to Know Before You Come for a Hospital Stay (PDF formats)
Download this document for general information.
Paperwork/Information to bring to Patient Registration
To assist with the admission process, we will ask you for certain documents and information, such as:
- Social Security Number
Medicare card, if applicable
Military ID card,if applicable
Insurance card(s), including prescription card
Insurance claim forms (completed and signed), if applicable
Medicaid coupon, Healthy Options card, award letter or verification of application
Physician referral/authorization forms
Copay or deductible
Copies of Advance Directives, if desired
Complete list of personal medications (Personal Medication Record)
If you have any questions, please call the Swedish Pre-Admission Center at the appropriate campus:
Swedish Ballard - 206-781-6245
Swedish Cherry Hill - 206-215-3200
Swedish First Hill - 206-215-3200
Swedish Edmonds - 425-640-4220
Swedish Issaquah - 425-313-7000
Personal items to pack before coming to the hospital (overnight stays only)
Comfortable clothes and shoes
Book or magazine
Hairbrush, comb, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste
Personal items such as contact lenses, eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures and prostheses
A note about medications
Your doctor will need a list of any medicines you normally take. Prescription drugs should not be brought to the hospital. We will provide all the medications you need during your stay.
All Swedish locations are smoke-free. This means smoking is not allowed on Swedish property, owned or leased, including parking garages and lots. While you are a Swedish patient, you will not be allowed to smoke during your stay in the hospital. Learn more about Smoking Cessation Resources for Patients & Visitors.