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What You Can Expect at Discharge

  • Discharge instructions: Ask questions to make sure everything is clear.
  • A list of your current medications: Review them with our staff, so you know what each medication is, the side effects, and why you are taking it. Take the list to your next primary care appointment. Ask your physician or pharmacist about any interactions.

Preparing for Discharge

  • Make sure that anyone assisting you understands the type of care you will need, what to look for if your condition changes, when to call for help and who to contact.
  • Make sure you know how to operate any equipment.
  • Ask about support groups for your condition.

Discharge is at 10 am. Please plan your transportation home in advance. Your physician will provide you with discharge instructions and prescriptions, if applicable. Your nurse will review them with you. Check your personal items before leaving. If you deposited valuables with Security, ask your nurse to notify a security officer. A staff member or volunteer will accompany you to the main lobby.

There is a late discharge fee for any patient who misses the discharge time of 10 a.m. by two hours or more.

Discharged patients check out at the Cashier’s Office on the main floor, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. After-hours checkout is at the Admissions Office.

Charges at Discharge

You, a family member or friend should be prepared to pay for non-covered items such as television fees, private room differentials and any co-insurance or deductibles that your health plan indicates.

Patient Satisfaction Survey

You may receive a Patient Satisfaction survey from the Press Ganey organization on behalf of Sibley Memorial Hospital following your inpatient, outpatient or emergency care. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and return to Press Ganey. We appreciate your help to continue to improve patient care at Sibley.