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
After the doctor has dismissed you, he or she or one of the nurses will
discuss your post-hospitalization care with you. As a precaution, you
will be taken out of the hospital in a wheelchair by one of our staff
members. There are no charges for the last day of your stay if you check
out of the room before noon. A patient account representative will contact
you to discuss the financial settlement of your account during your hospital
stay or after discharge. We’re concerned about improving the quality
of care we give you as a patient. To assist us, we ask that you fill out
a Patient Satisfaction Survey. Please return your survey to your nurse
or mail it to the hospital at no cost.