Planning Your Stay

Plan Ahead

Planning ahead and knowing what to expect during your stay at ACMH Hospital can help ease your fears and give you a sense of control over your care.

  • Contact your insurance company
  • What to bring
  • What not to bring
  • What to expect when you get here
  • Your room
  • Your meals
  • Patient guide

Contact Your Insurance Company

imageMost insurance companies require that you notify them about a hospital stay before you are admitted. Please contact your insurance company before you go to the hospital with any questions about your coverage.

Identification

  • Photo ID, such as a driver’s license or state ID
  • Insurance card and information
  • Names and phone numbers of family members or friends to contact in an emergency

Personal

  • Pajamas, robe, slippers and socks for your comfort
  • Toiletries, such as shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste and lotion
  • Comfortable clothes to wear home
  • Glasses and contact lens
  • Walkers, crutches, canes, hearing aids or magnifying glasses labeled clearly with your name

Medical

  • A written list of past hospitalizations, illnesses, surgeries and allergies (if this is your first visit to ACMH)
  • A copy of your Advance Directives, including the Living Will or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, if you have such documents
  • A list of prescription and over-the-counter medications, dosages and schedule

 

Valuables such as jewelry or a large amount of cash

  • On the day you are admitted to ACMH, park in Lot 2 (parking is free for all patients and  visitors), and proceed through Entrance E. You will see Patient Check-In directly in front of you.
  • At Patient Check-In, our admitting staff will ask you to sign a form that permits the hospital to release information to your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid.

 

All of our patient rooms are private, and designed for your comfort and safety.

We take every step to ensure our patients are in a safe, sterilized environment during their stay. Please discuss concerns about your room with our staff. Rooms at ACMH include the following:

  • Electronically-operated beds
  • Bedside table and cabinets for your personal belongings
  • Telephone with your own number to make and receive calls (local calls are free)
  • Television


Your Meals
Our Nutrition Services Department strives to meet all of your dietary needs.  Your diet may be modified to meet the requirements of your medical condition.  Alternative options are available for most diets; just ask any member of the nursing staff for more information. 

 

Hospitalist Program

At ACMH, we have a hospitalist program that operates 24/7. The term "hospitalist" refers to a physician who specializes in treating hospitalized patients. You may see a hospitalist at the request of your primary care physician. Please be assured that the hospitalists have access to your past medical history and other relevant information from your primary care physician. Upon discharge, all of your information regarding your stay, such as discharge instructions and changes in medications will be communicated to your primary care physician.

Billing &
Insurance  

 

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Questions?

Feel free to call Patient Accounting at 724-543-8164.