At the time of your discharge, your nurse will give you discharge instructions that generally include but are not limited to further physician appointments, medications for you to continue at home, and activity precautions if any. A registration department employee will contact you prior to discharge if financial arrangements are to be made. For your safety and convenience, a staff member will accompany you to your vehicle.
You are responsible for your bill. Routine charges include your room, nursing care, meals, linens, housekeeping, laboratory tests, physical therapy, and other hospital diagnostic and therapeutic services.
It is important to know your hospital bill does not include professional charges, such as those from your personal physician, or physician specialists like emergency medicine physicians, surgeons, and/or radiologists. You will receive those bills directly from the physician offices.