When You Arrive for Your Hospital Stay

When you arrive at University Hospital, you’ll go directly to the Information Desk, located on the first floor of the main lobby. The ambassador at the desk will be able to direct you to the department where you’ll meet an admissions specialist, who will help you understand what to expect during your stay with us.

Together we’ll:

  • Fill out registration paperwork and sign release forms
  • Discuss financial requirements or insurance
  • Get directions or an escort to the appropriate hospital department

If you’re admitted through our Emergency Department, emergency admitting staff coordinates your arrival.

Registration Process

The registration process helps us record your visit to University Hospital and ensures you’ll receive the care and attention you deserve. In addition to completing paperwork, you’ll be asked to provide:

  • Contact information
  • Family or emergency contact
  • Place of work
  • Type of health insurance

Please be sure to bring a photo ID and your health insurance cards. We will ask you to sign a consent form giving us permission to provide you with care and support.

What to Do with Valuable Items

We ask you not to bring valuable items such as jewelry or large sums of money with you. However, if you do have valuable items on you, we can inventory and itemize them for you. Talk to your admissions specialist if you have items on you that need to be stored until discharge.