Admissions and Discharge
The day of your procedure is approaching. Learn where to go, what to bring with you, and what will happen when it’s time for you to go home.
Hospital Pricing Information
Hospital pricing and payment can be topics of concern for many patients. We at ProMedica are committed to communicating with you in advance so that you know what to expect when it comes to the cost of services. Our pricing specialist can review your insurance benefits for the services your doctor has ordered to provide you with an estimate of your final bill. We have provided hospital pricing for the most common healthcare services at Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital for your convenience. Because what you owe can vary due to your insurance and other factors, we encourage you to complete the patient pricing request form at the link below or call our hospital pricing hotline at 419-824-9015 to request estimated prices for specific tests or procedures at ProMedica.
Patient Pricing Request
What’s the best way to get there? Get directions, parking information, and campus maps.
When should you arrive? Your doctor will tell you when your procedure is scheduled. It's always a good idea to arrive early to begin your admissions paperwork. Two to three hours in advance is suggested. We recommend you bring a family member with you.
Where do you check in? Use Entrance D and stop by our information desk in the Norman and Louise Jones Atrium and Hospital Lobby. Our representatives are pleased to direct you. Call 419-578-7103.
What should you take with you? It's important to bring your photo ID, insurance card, and a change of clothes for when you go home. You may also consider bringing:
- Robe and slippers.
- Dentures, glasses, hearing aids, and any other items you need for daily function.
We cannot be held responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged personal items, so please leave valuables at home. Store any personal items you do have with you in a safe place when you're not using them.
When will you be discharged? Our job is to make sure you’ve healed enough to send you home. When your doctor is satisfied you’ll be able to continue your care at home or with assistance, your discharge process will begin. Call patient resources for information at 419-578-7110.
How does the discharge process work? When your doctor gives the order for your discharge, your paperwork is processed and your case is reviewed. We'll work with your doctor to determine if you need extended inpatient rehabilitation or additional care at home. We'll discuss with you when you'll be going home or to another facility.
What if you need transportation home? In most cases, you’ll need someone to drive you home. If you're being picked up, please make sure your friend or family member arrives by 10 a.m. and goes to your room. Don’t have a ride? Just let your nurse know and we'll be happy to arrange transportation.
What will your discharge day be like? Your schedule for discharge might include:
- Get up early
- Take your medication
- Eat breakfast
- Physical therapy
- Leave by lunchtime
If you need lunch, let your nurse navigator know you want a carry-out meal to take home with you after discharge.
What about follow up care? Your discharge instructions will include information about medications, therapy, and any other post-procedure care. We’ll also help make arrangements for any additional care you might need after you leave the hospital. Learn more about continuing care at ProMedica.
Can you order prescriptions before you leave? You can now have your prescriptions sent to our pharmacy partner, The Pharmacy Counter. Discuss with your nurse navigator how to get home delivery and other home medication options.
What if you need medical equipment at home? Your discharge instructions will note any equipment you might need to advance your recovery at home. Before you leave the hospital, stop by the gift shop, where a variety of orthopaedic-specific items are available for purchase. For other equipment, The Pharmacy Counter has a full range of home care supplies.