Going Home

Planning to leave the hospital is part of your care. As a patient at Providence Portland Medical Center, you may leave the hospital when your doctor determines that it is medically appropriate for you to go home or to another care setting.

Your doctor, your primary nurse and other members of the health care team will work with you and your family to plan your discharge. If you have questions about your post-hospital diet, activities or other matters, please be sure to ask.

Before you leave
Before you leave the hospital, please make sure you:

  • Have all your personal belongings
  • Understand all your discharge instructions
  • Have a location, time, telephone number and contact person concerning any community services you have been referred to
  • Know if you are participating in any follow-up care
  • Your nurse will assist you throughout the discharge process

Medications
Upon your discharge from the hospital, your physician may prescribe prescriptions for you to take at home. Although our Inpatient Pharmacy does not fill prescriptions, you may wish to have your prescriptions filled at the Providence Plaza Pharmacy, at 5050 NE Hoyt. As you prepare for discharge, please let your nurse know how you want your prescriptions handled. If you choose the Plaza Pharmacy, your prescriptions can be faxed to them ahead of time so they will be ready when you arrive. The Plaza Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can call the Pharmacy, ext. 56296 or 503-215-6296 from outside the hospital. Your discharge medication costs will not be included in your hospital's bill.

Home Services Providence Home Services offers a network of services designed to address the complex needs of patients and their families, including:

  • Home Health
  • Home Hospice
  • Home Infusion
  • Home Oxygen and Medical Equipment