Welcome to Admitting

  • Your doctor will set up a pre-admit appointment prior to your surgery date.
  • The appointment will take approximately 1 hour.
  • Please be sure to bring your pre-admit packet with you on this day.
  • Bring your insurance cards, drivers license/photo ID.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • The day of your surgery please report to the admitting office at the hospital.

When you are to be admitted please report to the Admitting office located on the first floor.

If you have not pre-admitted for this admission, please bring the following:

  • Insurance cards
  • Drivers License/Photo ID
  • Doctor’s orders (If given to you)

If you do not have insurance, you may be asked for a deposit. An additional deposit may be requested during your length of stay.

Direct Admission

Your doctor may send you directly to the hospital from his office to be admitted. (After hours through the Emergency Department)

Items given to you upon your admission

  • Statement on Patient’s Hospital Visitation Rights & Rules
  • Tobacco Free NCH, A Patient and Visitors Guide
  • Florida Advance Directive

Room Assignments

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 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.

International Patients

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.