Your health care team will help you plan your discharge. Make sure we are aware of any special needs or concerns that you have, and feel free to ask questions. If you need a “Return to Work" statement, please discuss this with your doctor before leaving the hospital. Ask your family or friends to take you home.
When you are discharged from Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, your health care team will tell you:
Be sure you have:
Your Healthcare Team is responsible for coordinating your medical care. After you are discharged, please contact them with your questions or concerns. You may also ask for a referral to a nurse or social worker if you have problems or need more care.
VA is required by Congress to bill private health insurance companies for non-service connected treatment and to charge co-payments for inpatient hospital care and treatments, outpatient care, extended care, and medications. Co-payment amounts are set annually by Congress. If your insurance company pays for the cost of your stay, you will receive a credit toward your co-payment bill.
If you have questions about insurance or your bill, contact the Billing Office.
You can fill prescriptions for medicines that your doctor wants you to take at home at the Outpatient Pharmacy (near the Outpatient Clinic Entrance).
When you were admitted here, the Admitting Clerk collected any money and valuables you wanted safeguarded. These items were placed with the Patient Funds Clerk. When you leave you will need to collect your valuables directly from the Patient Funds Clerk.
You may be contacted for feedback about your stay shortly after your discharge. Your comments will help us to continue to meet our goal of providing quality health care to our veteran patients and family. It is important that we have your correct phone number at time of discharge, especially if you will not be going to your own home.
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