You are required to wear your identification bracelet throughout your stay in our medical center. As part of our patient safety program, our staff will check your identification bracelet for your name and date of birth whenever providing care, treatment or service. This includes administering any medication and taking or giving blood.
We offer several styles of patient suites. If the accommodations you prefer are not available when you are admitted, you may request a room transfer. You will be reassigned when the suite of your choice becomes available.
What to Bring
We provide hospital gowns, but you may wear your own pajamas or nightgown if you prefer. You’ll also need to bring your own toiletries, such as:
For safety reasons, we ask that you not bring aerosol cans into the hospital.
Any electrical equipment such as shavers, radios or alarm clocks must be inspected by our biomedical engineering department prior to use.
We strongly urge you not to bring any valuables to our medical center. If you do bring items such as rings, watches, wallets, credit cards or cash, please ask a nurse to place them in our hospital safe. We cannot accept responsibility for any misplaced items.
You have the right to formulate an advance directive. The purpose of the advance directive is to ensure that your wishes regarding your healthcare are carried out should you become unable to make your requests known to your healthcare providers. Georgia law establishes a priority list of relatives that may consent to treatment if you are unable to give consent. With a Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare, you choose who will act on your behalf regarding healthcare decisions or even make the decisions yourself in advance. You must provide the hospital a copy of this document to be placed in your chart. Without this document, someone will be appointed, in accordance with Georgia law, to act on your behalf.
Understanding Medical Bills
Meadows Health understands that the patient billing process may be one that is difficult to understand.
Follow the links below for valuable information on patient payment processes.
What questions should I ask my insurer?
Health care pricing is complex and can be difficult to understand. This guide from the Healthcare Financial Management Association helps consumers better understand their health coverage and what questions to ask their insurer and providers to get the information they need to make health care decisions. It also includes information for the uninsured on questions to ask and programs and coverage options for which they may be eligible.
Avoid Surprises in your Medical Bill
This guide will help you understand what you can do to lessen the chances of an unexpected balance bill in an emergency.