|Preparing for Hospitalization|
|We'd like to do all we can to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible and that all your questions are answered. To help you prepare, we've provided a list below of items you should and should NOT bring to the hospital. More ..|
|Atlanta Medical Center accepts the following health plans. More ..|
|Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care|
To help reduce confusion, inconsistency, out-of-date terminology, and confusing and inconsistent requirements for execution, and to follow the trend set by other states to combine the concepts of the living will and health care agency into a single legal document, the efforts of a significant number of individuals representing the academic, medical, legislative, and legal communities, state officials, ethics scholars, and advocacy groups produced the development of a consolidated advance directive for health care. More ..
|Georgia Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) |
|The New Federal Healthcare Law includes health coverage for any person who is currently uninsured due to a denial for a pre-existing medical condition. More ..|
|Financial Assistance Programs |
|For patients who do not have insurance coverage, there are alternate funding and payment plan options offered by our hospital. More ..|
This is for the Pre-registration of Non-Emergent patients only. Please submit this online pre-registration at least 48 hours in advance of your hospital check-in to ensure timely process. More ..
|Patient Portal |
|Our patient portal provides two easy ways to access your account. More ..|
|Requesting Medical Records|
|We are unable to process requests for a patient's medical records that are submitted through our website. Please call us at (404) 265-4401 to request a Release of Information form, which will allow us to assist you in receiving your medical record. We apologize for this inconvenience. More ..|
|Advance Directives let you give instructions to your health care providers and your family about your health care wishes. Advance Directives go into effect only when you cannot make your own health care decisions. More ..|
|Patient Rights & Responsibilities|
|Atlanta Medical Center recognizes the importance of basic rights of all patients. More ..|
Your Personal Belongings
As we cannot accept responsibility for valuables that are misplaced or unattended, we strongly encourage your to give any money, medications, credit cards, wallets, jewelry and any other valuables to a family member or close friend to take home. You also may ask your nurse to put your valuables in the hospital safe. An itemized receipt and claim ticket will be provided to you. Upon discharge, your nurse will return any valuables to you that may have been placed in the safe.
Eyeglasses, Dentures and Hearing Aids
Eyeglasses, dentures and hearing aids are important parts of your life if you need them in your daily living activities. These items require special care. Tell your nurse what items you use, and you will be given a special container for their safety. Please take care not to leave any of these items on your meal tray or tied to your bed, as they may be disposed of or lost.
We are committed to providing a safe environment for our patients during their hospital stay. Part of having a safe environment is the prevention of falls. Certain situations can put a patient at a higher risk for falls, such as having a history of falling, confusion, weakness, visual problems, difficulty walking or taking certain medications. If you are in the hospital for a heart condition or a neurological condition, such as a stroke or seizures, you also may be at risk for falls. You can help prevent falls by doing the following things:
- Let our staff know when you need assistance.
- Ask a friend or family member to stay with you.
- Wear non-skid shoes or slippers that fit well.
- Keep your call bell, phone and other needed things within your reach.
- Keep the path clear to the bathroom, and do not go alone when you are weak or dizzy.
- Keep your bed and chair at the lowest height for you.
Restrains may be needed in some situations to protect you or limit your movement during or after a procedure or surgery. Patients who may need restraints are those who are older, on multiple medications, are confused or have psychiatric conditions. Restraints may be physical, such as a belt, vest or cloth band, or chemical such as medication to calm or relax you when you may hurt yourself or others. You can help us reduce the need for restrains by:
- Having someone stay with you.
- Keeping items you need within reach.
- Using your call bell when you need assistance.