Preparing for Discharge from Humboldt General Hospital
Your doctor will sign a discharge order when you're ready to go home.
You should make arrangements in advance for a friend or relative to drive
you home. Someone from the hospital will escort you to the car. If you
have special transportation needs, let your nurse know. Your nurse will
go over a list of instructions with you. These will help you continue
getting better at home. If you have any questions about going home, please
ask your nurse.
Our Patient Access representatives can answer your questions about medical
coverage, financial needs and responsibility. To speak with one of our
representatives, stop by the HGH Business Office or call (775) 623-5222,
You will receive separate bills from the physicians and other specialists
who provided services to you during your stay. If you would like a copy
of your itemized statement or if you have any questions about your bill,
call our billing office at (775) 623-5222 Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m.
Although the hospital bill is your responsibility, our billing office will
bill your insurance plan(s). On occasion, insurance providers may ask
for additional information, which they will request from you as necessary.
Prescriptions to Take Home
Patients from nursing units, the Emergency Department and outpatient surgery
may have take-home prescriptions filled on a one-time basis at the Humboldt
General Hospital pharmacy. Authorized refills can be transferred to a
local pharmacy upon request. Payment for prescriptions may be made by
cash, MasterCard, Visa or accepted insurance programs.