When It's Time to Go Home
To ensure you get your recovery off to a good start, UMC has outlined some procedures and helpful hints.
PREPARING FOR DISCHARGE
Your doctor and/or nurse will give you instructions about post-hospital care. If you have questions about your diet, activities, medication, or any other topics, please don't hesitate to ask your nurse before being discharged. Be sure you are clear about discharge information, including:
- Instructions about continued care
- Any follow-up visits you may need
- Directions about medicines you need that are new, those that you should resume taking, and those that you should stop taking
When your doctor decides that you are ready to leave the hospital, a discharge order will be written. You may want to make arrangements with a family member or friend to help drive you home.
Please collect all of your belongings and double check closets and drawers. If you have anything stored in the hospital safe, please call the Public Safety Office at extension 1810 and an officer will bring your belongings directly to you.
When you are ready to leave the hospital, a member of the hospital staff will escort you to the front entrance and help you into your car. If you need to wait for someone to pick you up from the hospital, we will bring you to the Discharge Lounge where you can wait until your ride arrives.
After you leave the hospital, you may need follow-up care to ensure your continued recovery. Our team is here to help with your follow-up care needs, with convenient UMC Quick Care and Primary Care locations across the Las Vegas valley. Click here to find a UMC Quick Care or Primary Care location near you.
If you are looking for a specialist, UMC offers a dedicated Physician Referral team to help connect you with the right physician. This service is free of charge and helpful when looking for a doctor in your neighborhood.
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