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Whether you come to Franklin Regional Hospital or Lakes Region General Hospital for an outpatient (same day) procedure or testing or inpatient stay (overnight) there are certain things you should do to prepare for your stay/visit.

Preparing for Your Stay/Visit

Your provider’s office may give you instructions about whether you can eat or what, if any medications you may take or not take before your procedure or testing. It is very important to make sure you understand the instructions and follow them.

If you are having and outpatient procedure, please plan to have someone drive you to and from the hospital.

Please Bring:

Before Your Stay / Visit
  • Medication List, including any allergy information
  • Photo Identification
  • Insurance information

Please Do Not Bring:

  • Cash, jewelry or anything valuable

Before leaving home, please be sure to shower or bathe. Remove all jewelry, contact lenses, make-up and nail polish. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may wear your glasses and hearing aids.

Check-in is located in the front lobbies at Franklin Regional Hospital and Lakes Region General Hospital. Patients may be dropped off and picked up at the front entrance. Registration staff will check you in, and patient volunteer escorts will guide you to the department you need to go to.

For additional information to help you prepare for your hospital stay, please take a moment to review our patient guide.

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