When your physician schedules you for a test, procedure or admission at Providence Portland Medical Center, we will try to contact you prior to your scheduled visit to obtain current demographic and insurance information. If you are having a surgical procedure, you may also schedule an appointment to speak with a pre-admission nurse to obtain further information and have your questions answered about the procedure you will be having.

Preregistering prior to your visit will expedite your registration process when you come to the hospital. If you prefer, you can use our Web site to preregister for an upcoming service at our facility.

If you would like to phone us to preregister for your scheduled service, you may reach us at:

Surgical Procedures / Inpatient Admission / Maternity Admission
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Being admitted
When you arrive for your services at Providence Portland Medical Center, you will be greeted by a registrar who will gather information, obtain your signature on consent forms, and provide you with patient rights and responsibilities and Advance Directive information.

Advance directives
An advance directive is a form that allows you to indicate your medical treatment choices before the need arises. If you are ever unable to communicate your desire for medical treatment, an advance directive can speak for you. The registrar will offer you this information at pre-admission or admission. If you have completed an advance directive, please bring it with you at the time of your hospital admission. This document will be placed in your medical record.

Out-of-town accommodations
Apartments are available on a weekly basis for out-of-town patients and their families within a block or two of the Providence campus. The units are furnished, including dishes, telephone and television. Several hotels/motels in the vicinity offer discounted rates to Providence patients and visitors. Please call Providence Concierge Services at 1-888-550-1575 for further information.

Personal belongings
Keep your valuables and other personal belongings secure by following these recommendations:

  • Keep no more than $10 in your room.
  • Leave your wallet and credit cards at home, or have them placed in the hospital safe.
  • Leave your jewelry and other valuables at home.
What to bring:
  • Your insurance card (if you have not been preregistered)
  • Robe and slippers
  • Toilet articles (comb, brush, razor, toothbrush and toothpaste, etc.)
  • A few dollars for personal items (newspapers, etc.)
  • Please e-mail the Admitting Department for further information.