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Patient Information -
For Your Stay
What to Bring
- A list of your medications including dosage
and times. If you bring your medication
bottles instead of a list, send the medications
home with your family AFTER the
doctor or nurse has reviewed them.
- A list of your allergies.
- Advance Directives about your healthcare.
- Any forms the doctor gives you to bring.
- Toiletries: toothbrush/toothpaste, shampoo,
- Your glasses or contact lenses and supplies.
- Robe, non-skid slippers, and loose
- Your photo identification, insurance and/or
Medicare cards, required forms or deposits.
- Any assistive device (cane, walker, etc.)
that you currently use. Please label with
your name and address.
What to Leave at Home
- Any electrical appliances, including
computers and hair dryers. They are
- Valuables: please leave all valuables
at home. Community Memorial Hospital
can not assume responsibility for loss
or damage to your valuables (jewelry,
- Hairspray, gels, mousse, etc. should be
avoided prior to surgery.
At Community Memorial Hospital, we believe
that each person has the right to accept or
refuse any medical treatment. Each person also
has the right to complete an Advance Directive.
An Advance Directive allows you to put your
healthcare wishes and values in writing, as well
as designate someone to make medical decisions
for you if you are unable to do so yourself.
You may also ask your doctor to complete a
POLST form, which clarifies your wishes for
If you have already completed an Advance
Directive or POLST form, it is important that
you bring it to the hospital so that it can be
kept with your records. If you have questions
about healthcare decisions please talk with
your doctor, our Social Services Department at
805/652-5010 or our hospital Ethics Committee.
Translation and Interpreting Services
Community Memorial Hospital is pleased to provide translation and interpreting services to assist patients with a language or communication barrier. The following translation and interpreter services are available free of charge.
Face-to-Face Spanish Interpreters
Community Memorial Hospital offers qualified, in-house Spanish interpreters.
Available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, with access to over 200 languages.
Face-to-Face American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters
Available upon advance request.
Video Remote Interpreters (VRI)
Available 24 hours, 7 days a week, at Community Memorial Hospital for several languages, including American Sign Language (ASL).
Teletypewriter (TTY) Lines for Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Available in the lobby of Community Memorial Hospital.
Should you have any questions about these services or concerns, please call the main number of the hospital at 805/652-5011 and ask to speak with the Human Resources department.