Tacoma General Hospital

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Patient Guide

What to Bring


  • List of any allergies you have to medications, food, dyes, latex, tape or other substances.
  • List of any medications you take regularly, and the dosage. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medications such as aspirins, acetaminophen (Tylenol), vitamins, herbal preparations, etc
  • Copies of your Advance Directive, Advance Directive for Mental Health, and Durable Power of Attorney or Physician's Order for Life Support Treatment (POLST) form, if you have one
  • Any paperwork or X-rays from your doctor or health care provider
  • Your emergency contact numbers
  • Insurance card or any other important billing information

Personal Items

  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Comb
  • Pajamas or gown
  • Shaving equipment
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush