Your doctor's office will notify you of your admission date and what time to arrive at the hospital. Your doctor also may schedule outpatient medical tests, such as laboratory tests or X-rays, before your hospitalization. These tests may be performed at the hospital or by your primary care physician and should take place within seven days of a surgical procedure.

If you are scheduled for a surgical procedure, your doctor will schedule an appointment for you with the Prepare Clinic, our anesthesia and surgical evaluation program. The Prepare Clinic will make sure you are ready for your procedure.