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About Your Hospital Stay

What to Bring*

Inpatient or Outpatient

  • Copies of advanced directives, living will, or durable power of attorney
  • Orders, consents, history, and physical forms if provided by your doctor
  • Completed insurance information such as ID card, forms, Medicare number, pre-authorization letter, L&I claim number and date of injury, and/or Department of Social and Health Services coupons
  • List of all medications you're taking, including dosages. Do not bring the medications with you for an inpatient stay.

Inpatient Only

  • Glasses, hearing aids, and/or dentures, including cases for each
  • Toiletries (such as shampoo, toothbrush, and toothpaste)
  • Robe, pajamas, and/or slippers
  • Emergency contact information
  • Infant car seat and appropriate clothing (for Family Birthing Center patients).

*Trios Health cannot assume liability for items such as jewelry, credit cards, wallets, watches, cash, or other personal items. Please leave all valuables and large amounts of cash at home. If you need to bring cash, checks, or a credit card to make a deposit or co-payment, please have a family member take them home after you are admitted.


If you receive a flower delivery, it will be brought to your room as soon as it arrives at the nurses' work station. Please understand that certain medical conditions may preclude having flowers in your room, and flowers are not permitted in the Intensive Care Unit at any time.

Language Line

If you need an interpreter, ask the nurse in charge to arrange for telephone interpretation services through the Language Line. The Language Line offers telephonic interpretation in over 170 languages from Medically Certified Interpreters.


Your mail will be delivered to your room every day. After your discharge, additional mail received will be forwarded to your home.


Your physician will order the type of diet you should adhere to during your hospital stay. A dietitian with special training and experience in planning meals for hospitalized patients is responsible for meal planning. The dietitian will also give you or your family information on special diets you may need to follow longer term if, for example, you are diabetic or have a heart problem.

Room service is available at both hospital campuses every day, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Spiritual Care

Trios Health provides the services of a chaplain 24 hours a day to help you or your family meet your spiritual and emotional needs. If you want to see the hospital chaplain, dial extension 5760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or ask your nurse to contact the chaplain on call. The chaplain will be happy to call a priest or minister from a local church or synagogue at your request. Religious services such as communion, baptism, and prayer can also be arranged.

Learn more about Trios Spiritual Care Services.


A telephone is available next to each patient bed. To make a local call, dial 9 and then the desired number. To place a long distance call, dial 9 and then 0 for the long distance operator. For long distance calls, you may use your credit card or the home number where your bill can be sent. You may also place a collect call if desired.