Going Home

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.

Financial Services

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, ext. 1130.

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.