Your doctor will write your discharge order. Your nurse will discuss any discharge items, such as special instructions on diet, level of exercise, medications and follow-up appointments. If something is not clear to you or if you have any questions, please discuss them with your nurse—he or she is there to assist you.
We encourage a noon discharge time. Your nurse can assist you if you are having difficulty making appropriate arrangements.
Your nurse will inform you if you need to stop at the cashier's office before you leave. It is customary to travel from your room to the lobby by wheelchair. We ask that your family pick you up at the front door. If driving through the emergency department garage would be more convenient, let your nurse know.
The Bay Area Medical Center outpatient pharmacy is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can fill your prescriptions for you before you leave the hospital.
Questions after discharge
After your discharge, if you have questions regarding your care, please direct them to your personal physician or the director of the department providing your care. You may call the hospital operator at 715.735.6621 or toll-free 888.788.2070 for assistance. Our pharmacists are available for medication questions even after your discharge. Call 715.735.4200, ext. 3330.
If you should have questions when you receive your bill, please contact one of our billing department representatives for assistance. If, for insurance purposes, you require a more detailed bill, you may request one by calling our billing department at 715.735.4203.
Your hospital bill will not include any physician fees. These are billed separately by each physician. This may include your personal physician, a surgeon, radiologist, pathologist, anesthesiologist and emergency room physician. If you have questions regarding these physician bills, please contact their billing office directly.