Getting Started

Preparing for Your Inpatient Stay at Oroville Hospital

Your Admission

Your doctor will arrange your admission and notify you of the date and time to come to the hospital.

In-Room Admitting Process

When you arrive at Oroville Hospital, you will be taken directly to your room where a Patient Access Representative will complete an “in-room” admission. Our Patient Access Representative will give you the following information and forms to sign:

  • Admission Consent Form (All patients must sign this form)
  • Surgery/Special Diagnostic Procedure Patients must sign separate consent form(s)
  • Information about Advance Directives
  • Important Message from Medicare for patients covered by Medicare
  • Detailed Notice of Discharge covering a patients right to appeal a discharge decision

To expedite your admission, please come prepared with the following items:

  • Your “Universal Medication Booklet” or a list of all medications you are currently taking
  • Health insurance card, Medi-Cal or Medicare card, and photo identification (requested for your protection to ensure we have the correct patient in our system)
  • Advance Health Care Directive form or other advance directive
  • Your Social Security Number

Once in your room, you will be greeted by a member of our nursing staff. Your nurse will ask questions about your health history and will make an initial assessment of your condition. He or she will also show you how to use the nurse call bell, television controls and will instruct you on general hospital procedures.

What to Bring

We suggest that you bring a few personal items that you will need as a patient.

  • Slippers
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries

Valuables

All money, valuables, and items of sentimental value are encouraged to be left at home or with family. If you wish temporary storage of valuables, your nurse can arrange placement of small items in the hospital safe. If you are a denture wearer, please ask your nurse for a protective container. Keep track of your hearing aids and store eyeglasses or contact lenses in their own cases.

Oroville Hospital cannot accept responsibility for:

  • Valuables left in your room
  • Breakage of dentures, eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.

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