If you are heading to our hospital for a stay, we want to make sure that you and your family are well informed and prepared for a successful and safe hospital experience. Our goal is to not just meet, but to exceed your expectations from the moment you arrive at Portage Health and throughout your stay.
Please let us know if you have any questions as you prepare for your stay. You may reach us at (906) 483-1000. If you would like more information about your specific service or procedure, visit our Services A-Z.
All items should be marked with your name.You might want to bring some comfortable clothes. You can’t always wear them right away, but, once you’re able to, you may be more comfortable in your own clothes.
Bringing a small amount of cash for discretionary spending is OK.
Gifts, flowers and balloons are welcomed. But please make certain that the patient, and his or her hospital roommate, doesn’t have a specific allergy.
Designate a family member with whom your doctor and other caregivers may speak about your condition. The doctor and other members of our medical staff will give information to that person, who can relay it to the rest of the family.
Make out an advance directive. Find out more here.
There is no smoking on Portage Health property. Our campus is smoke free for the health of our patients and visitors.If abstaining from smoking will be difficult for you during your stay, you may want to talk about that with your doctor in advance.
If you are ill, please avoid visiting the hospital. We try to maintain a healthy atmosphere in our hospital, and we ask people with colds, flu or other contagious diseases not to visit while they are sick.
Anticipate the support you might need for discharge or at home. Most patients require help getting home from the hospitals, and some support once they are there. Our nursing staff and social workers will help you in that regard.
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