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If you're coming to the hospital for an inpatient stay, please report to the Admissions office at the front desk.
Your preadmission appointment may take up to 2 hours.
During your visit, our team will conduct necessary tests and gather information about your health and medical history.
You may need to have labs or other tests done before your surgery or treatment at UPMC Bedford.
Your doctor will let you know when you should get any tests done and give you any other special instructions that you will need to follow.
A Certified Physician Assistant or a nurse may complete a phone assessment, prior to your surgery. Allow 20 minutes for this phone call.
Please have your list of medicines and medical history ready to talk about with the nurse.
The nurse will offer:
The night before your surgery, do not drink any alcoholic beverages.
Patients have the right to decide what medical care they want to receive in any situation.
This includes choices about extraordinary measures to sustain life such as:
Before your surgery or hospital stay at UPMC Bedford, you may want to consider drafting an advance directive if you haven't already.
An advance directive is a written document that expresses your wishes for medical care if you're unable to communicate them to your doctors and loved ones.
Learn more about advance directives in UPMC's general patient resources section.
The following are reminders for the day of surgery at UPMC Bedford:
The Same-Day Surgery Unit at UPMC Bedford provides surgical and diagnostic procedures on an outpatient or ambulatory basis.
We register patients having same-day surgery and short procedures at UPMC Bedford as outpatients and discharge you the same day.