Admission Information and Procedures
We are pleased that you and your physician have placed your trust in us to provide your medical care. Our team of health care professionals is committed to doing their best to make your visit as pleasant as possible.
The hospital’s admission office is located in the main lobby of Park Tower. If you need additional directions once you get to the hospital, please stop at the Information Desk in the Park Tower lobby. Call 478-454-3500 if you have any questions regarding your admission to Oconee Regional Medical Center.
Patients or their immediate family members are requested to provide the following information and documents, as it applies to you:
Federal regulations require hospital personnel to inquire as to the presence of an Advance Directive. This includes a living will or durable power of attorney. Information on Advance Directives is provided to every patient upon admission, and may also be found by clicking here.
Please note: Due to the nature of these materials, we suggest that you take time to read and make decisions about them in the quiet of your home, before coming to the hospital. Georgia laws relating to the witnessing of these documents make it difficult to sign them after admission to the hospital.
If you have a pre-scheduled appointment for admission, it is important that you arrive on time, because your physician may have scheduled special tests for you (i.e., blood, x-rays, etc.) You will be asked to sign a consent form for admission to the hospital and for medical treatment.
An identification bracelet for your wrist will also be prepared. At this time you will be taken to the nursing unit to which you are assigned. A nurse will interview you by asking questions about your general condition, diet, allergies, personal habits, and other factors that will apply specifically to the nursing care you will receive.
Parking is complimentary and conveniently located in front of Park Tower. A valid handicapped permit must be displayed in vehicles using handicapped spaces.
Please label your luggage with an identification tag that includes your name, address and phone number. We suggest you pack your personal items, such as toiletries, a nightgown or pajamas, slippers, reading glasses, hearing aid, a book and magazines, and if you are having a baby, an outfit for your baby to wear home.
Please understand that the hospital is not responsible for loss of personal items during your stay. Please leave all valuables at home.
Smoking is not permitted in any of our hospital buildings. For the convenience of patients and guests who do smoke, two designated smoking areas have been created. One is located outside of Park Tower and is accessible by following the corridor at the far end of the Park Tower Lobby located just past the Pink Bow Gift Shop. The second location is located outside across from the Emergency Department entrance. For a map to these locations, please click here . For smoking cessation information, please click here .
Your room assignment at Oconee Regional Medical Center is based on your admitting diagnosis and bed availability on the day of your admission. While we try to honor each patient’s request for a private or semiprivate room, other arrangements may be necessary due to occupancy, physician’s orders or the nature of your condition.
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Please feel free to ask the nursing staff any questions you have about our hospital, staff, or procedures.