What to Bring
Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible while you are a patient at Peconic Bay Medical Center.
To expedite the admitting process, it is important to bring with you the following information:
- Identification: A driver's license or social security card.
- Insurance Information: Your insurance enrollment card(s) and any treatment prescriptions, referral forms or pre-certification letters you received in connection with your treatment and hospitalization.
Please note that many private insurance companies require you to notify themimmediately prior to any elective hospitalization. Some insurance policieshave a pre-certification clause that requires the patient or family to contactthe insurance company prior to any hospitalization or test. The penalty for notdoing so can be as high as 100% of your hospital bill. Check with your employeror insurance agent if you are uncertain if your policy has a pre-certificationrequirement.
If you are covered by more than one insurance company, you will be asked uponadmission which is the primary carrier and which is the second carrier. If youdo not know, please contact your insurance companies. When you come to thehospital, bring all insurance referral forms, as well as any of the following:
- Commercial Insurance -- Your policy number(s) and card(s)
- Blue Cross -- Your Blue Cross Card
- Medicare -- Your red, white and blue Medicare Card
- Medicaid -- Your current eligibility card
Payment of the hospital deductible and co-payments are due on or beforedischarge. For your convenience, Peconic Bay Medical Center accepts Master
Card, Visa, American Express, personal checks and cash.
During your stay you will need to bring only a few personal items. For additionalcomfort you may wish to bring your own pajamas or nightgown, slippers,bathrobe, any special toiletries, and a few dollars with which to buy something inthe gift shop.
What Not to Bring
Please do not bring any valuables, jewelry, or large sums of money to the MedicalCenter. If necessary, you may leave jewelry or money in the hospital safe.However, it highly recommended that you send these items home with a familymember or friend, as the Medical Center cannot be held responsible for theseitems.
Electrical appliances and electronics, such as hair dryers, curling irons, personaltelevision sets and radios, are not permitted as they pose a safety hazard.Battery-operated radios, cassette and MP3 players with earphones are allowed.However, the Medical Center cannot be held responsible if they are lost.
Patients should not bring medication from home to the hospital because theymay pose counter-effects to prescribed hospital medications. These include over-the-counter medications such as aspirin and decongestants. Your physician willprescribe the necessary medications which will be dispensed from the MedicalCenter's pharmacy.