Welcome to Admitting
NCH Baker Hospital Downtown
Your doctor may set up a pre-admit appointment prior to your surgery date. The appointment will take approximately 1 hour. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment and please bring your pre-admission packet, insurance cards, and a government issued photo ID.
The day of your surgery, please report to the admitting office at the hospital or as directed by your pre admission nurse.
Diagnostic Testing/Outpatient Procedures
Appointments should be scheduled in advance through our Centralized Scheduling Department by calling (239) 624-4403.
If you have not pre-registered for this admission, please bring the following on the day of your appointment:
- Insurance cards
- Government issued Photo ID
- Doctor’s orders (If provided to you)
Your insurance co-payments, deductibles and out of pocket amounts will be collected on the day of your appointment. If you do not have insurance, we will be happy to help you apply for financial assistance.
Your doctor may send you directly to the hospital from home or from his/her office to be admitted. As a courtesy, you may call the admitting department to find out the status of your admission prior to arriving at the hospital.
Items given to you upon your admission
- Patient Rights
- Notice of Privacy Practices
- Statement on Patient’s Hospital Visitation Rights & Rules
- Florida Advance Directive
NCH Healthcare System has semi-private and private rooms. Most patients are placed in a specific area with other patients who have similar illnesses or conditions. Sometimes a physician will request that a patient be placed on a specific floor where special monitoring equipment is available.
If you request a private room, we will make every effort to accommodate you. However, it is not possible to guarantee a specific accommodation in advance, as room assignments are based upon availability on the day of admission
Please leave your jewelry, items of sentimental value, credit cards and cash at home. The hospital is not responsible for any valuables left at your bedside.
We have for your convenience, an International Insurance Coordinator on site who is available to assist and answer any questions you may have regarding your international/travel insurance. (239) 624-6400
To request an appointment or schedule service with an NCH Physician Group doctor, please call (239) 624-8106 or the Access Healthline (239) 624-1999. You may also visit our online Physician Directory, Find a Doctor.
If you have a problem that requires immediate attention please call the NCH Healthcare System switchboard (239) 624-5000. Please note: NCH cannot provide medical advice over the phone. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or seek emergency medical help.