About Your Hospital Stay

At Valley Presbyterian Hospital, we want to help you prepare for your upcoming hospital stay.

See below for information and helpful tips on what to consider before you arrive.


If Pre-Admission Testing information is required prior to a procedure or surgery, your physician will schedule an appointment for you 2-14 days prior to your scheduled procedure. Otherwise, you may be contacted by a Patient Admitting representative prior to arriving for your scheduled procedure.

Important Forms

Here are several helpful forms for you to read and complete prior to your hospital stay:

Maps, Directions & Parking

You may find it helpful to review our Maps, Directions & Parking before visiting Valley Presbyterian Hospital. A parking garage for pre-registered patients and patients with physician orders is located adjacent to the hospital on Noble Avenue. Handicapped parking is readily available. Valet parking also is available at the hospital's main entrance.

Important Documents to Bring with You

Please bring the following documents or information, as it applies to you:

  • A valid state identification: Be prepared to provide your address, telephone number, social security number, name/address of your employer if you have this information.
  • A list of medications and allergies: What is the name of the medication? How often do you take it and for how long? A list of allergies is also important. Be sure to include medications, foods, insects or any other product that may cause an allergic reaction.
  • The name of your health insurance plan and insurance identification card(s), if you have one.
  • Social Security numbers: Social security information is often required for the patient and his/her spouse.
  • Completed Advance Directive (Living Will)
  • Medicare patients: Retirement dates for patient and spouse.
  • Pediatric admission: Birth dates and social security numbers of patient and parents.

What to Bring for an Overnight Stay

We suggest you bring only those items you will need during your hospitalization.

These items might include:

  • Toiletries
  • Robe
  • Socks
  • Essential medical devices, such as hearing aids and dentures
  • Reading material
  • Checkbook
  • A small amount of cash ($10)
  • Small electrical appliances such as shavers and hair dryers are acceptable.

What to Leave at Home

Please leave items such as jewelry, cash (large amounts), electronics, cigarettes and/or tobacco products, and other valuables at home. Electronic appliances, except those that have been approved by our Biomed department, are not permitted in patient rooms for safety reasons. Medications taken at home should not be brought to the hospital unless you have been directed to do so by your physician.

If You Are Having a Baby

We suggest you bring only those items you will need during your hospitalization.

These items might include:

  • Insurance card
  • Identification card
  • Toiletries
  • Makeup
  • Relaxation items for labor (tennis ball, massage lotion, etc.)
  • Robe
  • Button-down nightgown or pajamas
  • Nursing bra
  • Socks
  • Going-home outfit for mom
  • Going-home outfit for baby
  • Blanket for baby
  • Infant car seat