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St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT

The Admission & Registration Process-
For Inpatient Admission & Outpatient Registration 

Before Your Procedure 

Patients and Visitor Information - The Admission ProcessIf you will be having testing or procedures performed here at St. Vincent's Medical Center, you will need to register before hand.

St. Vincent's will contact you via telephone prior to your procedure date to preregister. We will ask you for demographic and insurance information. We will advise you at that time if you have a copay or deductible. It is due at the time of registration. If necessary, you will be referred to a financial counselor.

If you will be an inpatient, short stay or ambulatory patient, you will receive a call from a nurse the day or evening before to give you your time and instructions.

Where to Go Upon Arrival

  • Please report to Registration office (click in to view the video above). It's the second door to the right as you walk toward the elevator on the Main Level of the Medical Center.  Just past the gift shop.

What to Bring / What Not to Bring

  • Please bring your insurance card(s) and photo ID 
  • Your copay or deductible if applicable (Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express)
  • Do not bring valuables such as jewelry, large sums of cash or electronics.

Further Instructions

Eating and Drinking:
Generally, the evening before surgery you may eat a normal dinner, but you cannot eat or drink anything (including water, gum, hard candy) after midnight. This is essential in preventing vomiting during and after anesthesia. If you violate these guidelines, your surgery may be cancelled. Please check with your surgeon about specific instructions, if applicable.

Medications:
Before you are admitted, you may be asked to discontinue taking aspirin or medications with aspirin in them. Many patients should stop taking aspirin two weeks prior to surgery. Anticoagulants (blood thinners), such as Coumadin, also may have to be discontinued. Consult your physician about these and other medications prior to and after surgery. If you are staying overnight, you may bring your medications or a list of them (name, dose, and how often you take them). Consult with your physician to make certain there won't be any drug interactions.

Transportation:
Before your surgery/procedure, be sure you know the date and time you are expected to arrive. It is also important to determine whether someone should accompany you to the hospital and accompany you home. If you are coming for same-day surgery, you may receive sedation or pain medication that will not only impact your ability to drive yourself home, but will prohibit your traveling alone in a taxi or by public transportation.

What to Expect on Admission:
We will ask you to verify your information for accuracy, place an armband on your wrist, obtain your signatures on the consent form, collect your copay or deductible if due, scan yor insurance and photo ID card and direct you to the appropriate department.

Contact Us With Registration Questions

Registration - (203) 576-5759
Call Center - (203) 576-5491

Financial Counselor - (203) 576-5829
ED Financial Counselor - (203) 576-5833

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