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    What to Bring for Your Hospital Visit

    Your Maternity Stay

    To make sure your stay with us is comfortable, you may wish to bring:

    • Robe, gown, pajamas, slippers
    • Nursing bra, underwear
    • Deodorant, hair conditioner, brush, comb
    • Any critical personal items you may need
    • Personal plug-in electrical devices such as CD/MP3 players and shavers (these will need to be safety checked prior to use in the hospital)

    In addition, you should bring:

    • List of your current medications and dosages, including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements
    • List of any allergies you may have to food, medications or other products (e.g. latex)
    • Insurance identification/membership card
    • Photo ID
    • Employer insurance forms, as appropriate
    • A copy of your Advance Health Care Directive, if you have one
    • Medical forms and paperwork given to you by your physician, if applicable

    Please leave these items at home:

    • Jewelry/watch
    • Cash
    • Credit cards
    • Hair dryer

    During your stay, we will provide:

    • Disposable underwear & sanitary pads
    • Gown & slipper socks
    • Conditioning shampoo & shower cap
    • Toothbrush, toothpaste & hair dryer

    For maternity patients, we will additionally provide:

    • Nursing gown
    • T-shirt for your newborn baby
    • Compostable diapers

    Upon discharge, maternity patients will need:

    • Loose-fitting clothes for yourself
    • Clothes & blanket for your newborn baby
    • Cloth diapers (if you prefer cloth) for your newborn baby
    • Car seat for your newborn baby

    Maternity patients will be sent home with:

    • Diaper bag
    • 2 pairs of disposable underwear & sanitary pads
    • Infant t-shirt & comb for your new baby
    • Disposable diapers
    For more information, please call 831-477-2220 or visit our website at suttersantacruz.org.

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    Your Same Day Visit for an Outpatient Procedure

    • Leave all valuables at home (jewelry, watch, cash, credit cards).
    • Bring the telephone number of the person responsible for taking you home.
    • Wear loose, comfortable clothing (easy off / easy on).
    • List of your current medications and dosages, including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements.
    • A copy of your Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) (If you have one and if it is not on file).
    • Medical forms and paperwork given to you by your doctor (if applicable).
    • If you would like to print and complete one, you can find forms you can download here.
    • Please make sure you contact the pre-op nurse at one of the following numbers: 831-477-2480, 831-477-2427, 831-477-2401 (Please leave your name, telephone number so that the pre-op nurse can return your call if you get the voice mail)
    • If you were given or told by your doctor to get any equipment, please bring the equipment with you.
    • If you have crutches and don’t need them prior to your surgery leave them at home. We will be wheeling you out to your car in a wheelchair.
    For more information about what to bring for your surgery or procedure, please call 831-477-2401.

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    Your Overnight Stay for a Surgical Procedure

    • Robe, slippers
    • Deodorant
    • Any critical personal items you may need
    • Personal plug-in electrical devices such as CD/MP3 players and shavers (these will need to be safety checked prior to use in the hospital)
    • List of your current medications and dosages, including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements
    • CPAP machine (if applicable)
    • A copy of your Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD), if you have one. If you would like to print and complete one, you can find forms you can download here.
    • Medical forms and paperwork given to you by your physician (if applicable)
    Please leave these items at home:
    • Jewelry/watch
    • Cash
    • Credit cards
    During your stay, we will provide:
    • Gown & slipper socks
    • Toothbrush, toothpaste & hair dryer
    For more information about what to bring for your surgery or procedure, please call 831-477-2401.

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