Admissions & Discharge
When you arrive at Catawba Valley Medical Center, you will go through the
following admission and discharge procedures. Reviewing these guidelines
ahead of time can help you get in and out of the hospital faster. Our
helpful staff will be sure to guide you in case you need assistance.
Catawba Valley Medical Center treats all patients without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin or physical handicap. To ease your admission,
patients are asked to pre-register through the business services department.
Admission requires a verifiable insurance identification card or policy.
If you’re uninsured, have inadequate insurance, or have any unsettled
accounts with Catawba Valley Medical Center, you may be required to make
Your attending physician and care team will decide when you are ready
for discharge. Remember this may involve scheduling follow-up appointments,
securing prescriptions, and other steps to prepare you for going home.
Your nurse or Patient Care Manager will communicate with you to best coordinate
this time with you and your family.
Be sure you understand what you need to do after discharge. Ask about any
limitations on your activity. Know what medications you should take after
discharge, including when and how to take them. Ask about any symptoms
you should watch for and who to contact if you have these symptoms.
Check your room carefully before you leave, especially your bedside table
and bathroom. As a precaution, you may be taken out of the hospital in
a wheel chair by one of our staff members.