Thank you for choosing Edward White Hospital. We want you to be as comfortable as possible and pleased with your hospital experience. This information will help you prepare for your admission and hospital experience.
Your doctor arranges for your admission, decides what tests and procedures you receive, prescribes your medications and diet in the hospital, and decides when you are ready to be discharged. It is important that you discuss your care with your doctor while you are hospitalized Edward White Hospital.
Leave unnecessary valuables at home. Be prepared to pay your copayments and deductibles, but do not bring large amounts of cash with you. We cannot be responsible for loss or breakage of personal items brought into the hospital.
If you have a Living Will, bring a copy when you report to Admitting. If you want to have one in your medical file, the Admitting Office has forms available.
Please bring your insurance card when you are admitted. We make a copy of it so we can bill your insurer directly for your covered benefits. Your co-payments are expected at this time. It is important that you understand what your insurance covers and where you can go for care. Many insurance plans require pre-certification before admission. To avoid reduced benefits, call your insurance company to verify your coverage and make sure your authorizations are in order. If you have any financial questions, please call our Financial Counselors at (727)328-6162 or (727)328-6137, weekdays from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Edward White Hospital wants to be your healthcare resource. Our goal is simple to always anticipate your needs and to be the BEST hospital in the area with the BEST employees who provide the BEST service and patient care. If you have questions or concerns during your hospital stay, please call the main hospital number at (727) 323-1111 and you will be connected to the appropriate department director.
If Edward White Hospital is unable to resolve an issue to your satisfaction you may also contact the Joint Commission at 1-800-650-6787. The Joint Commission is an organization that monitors hospitals and other healthcare organizations to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public.