Admissions

Patient Registration/Access:
Mill Plain Campus/Medical Center: (360) 514-2124
Memorial: (360) 696-5133

Emergency patients

Proceed immediately to the Emergency Department. Patient Registration staff will obtain necessary information in the Emergency Department.

Mothers in labor

Proceed immediately to the Family Birth Center. Most maternity patients pre-register, so the amount of information necessary when you arrive is already in the computer system. Patient Registration staff will come to your room to obtain any additional necessary information.

Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray) patients

Proceed directly from the 5th Street entrance to the Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging department on the second floor. You will find Patient Registration stations there to the to make your registration easier. (Outpatients Diagnostic Imaging services are also availalbe at our Vancouer Heights and Fisher's Landing locations.)

Scheduled procedures, including surgery

(See exceptions below) – Proceed directly to Surgery on the second floor of the award-winning Firstenburg Tower.

In most cases, you will be pre-registered, so the information we will need should already be in our computer system. Patient Registration staff may come to your room if you were not pre-registered for your service.

Exceptions

Heart surgery: Proceed directly to the Heart & Vascular Center on the first floor of the Firstenburg Tower.

Eye, dental, and urology surgeries; other procedures: Proceed directly to Short Stay Unit, second floor of the Mother Joseph Building.

You should receive a pre-admission packet from your physician's office if you are being admitted for a scheduled procedure. All the information you need is in the packet. If you need a packet or assistance filling out the form, please call Patient Registration Pre-registration at (360) 514-2099.

You should bring identification, your insurance card, and any other information requested by your physician or during the pre-registration process. You may wish to have a small amount of cash for incidentals, but we recommend you leave jewelry and valuables at home as your room may be unattended if you are having a procedure away from your room. If you do bring valuables, you should request to have them locked in the medical center safe during your stay.

To protect your health and the health of our patients, guests and staff, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is a tobacco-free facility. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the grounds. If you use tobacco products, nicotine patches or other aids are available to alleviate or reduce your discomfort. A physician's order may be required. Your nurse or caregiver can give you more information and assist you in obtaining these aids.

Pre-Admission Surgical Assessment

Studies show that patients who are well prepared for surgery usually recover faster. Through PeaceHealth Southwest's Perioperative Assessment Service (PAS), nurses help you prepare for surgery by letting you know what to expect and answering your questions. They'll outline the steps for admission, pre-surgical preparation, and go over current medications. If you are scheduled for surgery, call PAS at 514-4821.