Scheduled for Surgery?
Whether you are scheduled to go home after your surgery or spend
a night or more at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Ontario, pre-admitting is the first step
in your hospital experience.
The goal of pre-admitting is to simplify your hospital experience
from registration to discharge, provide you with important information
and an opportunity to ask questions, coordinate any testing you
may need and address any worries you have.
A visit to
SAMC Ontario pre-admitting takes care of nearly everything
you need to do before your scheduled surgery. Your pre-admitting
visit will last approximately 30 to 60 minutes, depending on
your personalized education plan and tests your doctor requests.
There is no charge for the visit itself.
During your pre-admitting visit, you may:
- Fill out hospital admission forms
- Verify your insurance coverage
questions about costs and fees. Financial counselors
are available to assist you in this area and may be reached
- Talk with a registered nurse to plan your hospital stay
- Get lab work and physician-ordered testing done
- Learn what you should do to prepare for your surgery
- Find out where and when to arrive on the day of surgery
- Plan for your care when you leave the hospital after surgery
Studies have shown that the education you receive before surgery
can help you make a faster recovery.
Pre-admitting gives you this type of education at a time when
you are likely to benefit from
As soon as
you and your doctor decide on a surgery date, call (541) 881-7092
to set up an appointment. Our office is open 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday.
is located in the West Wing Surgery Admission desk (next to the
Emergency Room entrance). You may park
located just outside the Emergency Entrance of the hospital.