Preparing to Leave the Hospital

Your health care team will carefully plan a safe discharge for you. We will work with you and your family to make sure you understand the medications and health care
services that you will require after leaving the hospital.

Our social workers can help make arrangements for in-home care, equipment or supplies, if needed. Discharge time is 10 a.m. Please arrange for a family member or friend to pick you up from the lobby of the Medical Office Tower.

We will estimate how much of the hospital bill is your direct responsibility. That amount is due upon discharge unless prior arrangements have been made with the
Business Office. You can fill any new prescription you have been given at any retail pharmacy, including those outside the state of Georgia. Our hospital inpatient pharmacy does not fill discharge prescriptions.

A Note to Our Medicare/Medicaid Patients

If you think you are being discharged too soon, you can talk to the hospital staff and your doctor about your concerns. You also have the right to an appeal. If you want to appeal, you must contact the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) before you leave the hospital by calling 1-800-982-0411, ext. 3413.

Tell Us What You Think

After leaving the hospital, you may receive a survey asking how you feel about your stay here and how we can improve our services. It is important to us to know what you think. But you do not have to wait for a survey to keep in touch. We would like to hear from you any time.

Emory University Hospital Midtown
Office of Patient Relations
550 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
E-mail: EHCGuest@emoryhealthcare.org


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