What to Bring

stylized check list
  • Your completed pre-admission form.
  • Photo ID, such as a driver’s license.
  • Your Ontario Health Insurance card.
  • Your Guelph General Hospital card, if applicable.
  • Private health insurance information, if applicable (*it is the patient’s responsibility to know what their extended health covers).
  • Cheque, credit card, or debit card to cover use of hospital services, such as telephone fees.
  • Pajamas, nightgown, bathrobe, and non-slip slippers, if you wish.
  • Personal toiletries such as unscented soap and shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, denture cream and face creams.
  • Comfortable clothes to wear home, such as a track suit.
  • Small amount of money to purchase newspapers, magazines, etc.
  • Assistive devices, such as canes, walkers, crutches, hearing aid devices, or magnifying glasses, labelled clearly with your name.
  • A list of prescription medications, dosages, and schedule.
  • Names and phone numbers of family members or friends to contact in an emergency.
  • Written list of past hospitalizations, illnesses, surgeries, and allergies.

You can play an active role in your own care by helping health professionals gather your medication list. The best way to do this is by coming to the hospital with all of your home medications in their original containers.

Medications can include:

  • Prescription medications, “Over-the-counter” or non-prescription medications,
  • Eye drops or ear drops,
  • Inhalers or puffers,
  • Patches,
  • Vitamins, and Herbal products or remedies.