Patient and Visitor Information
At East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital, we strive to provide each patient with the compassionate and high-quality care they deserve. Your admission here at East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital is the first step to better health. Although going to the hospital can disrupt your daily routine, our staff is here to make your visit as comfortable as possible and help get you on your way to recovery.
Knowing what to expect during your hospital stay will make the treatment and recovery process much smoother for you. The information below addresses common questions and requests from our patients and their families.
Preparing for Admission
Although some hospital stays may be unexpected, there are several steps you can take before a planned visit to ensure an enjoyable experience during your stay. If your physician has given you specific instructions to prepare for your hospital visit, it is important that you follow these guidelines closely. These instructions may include changes to your diet, medications, and/or daily activities. Contact your physician if you have any questions about your pre-admission instructions.
Before hospitalization, we also recommend that our patients complete the Five Wishes questionnaire, a low-cost care planning tool provided by Aging with Dignity, a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving human dignity and promoting better care for those near the end of life.
Although most hospitalizations are uneventful, completing the Five Wishes will ensure that your loved ones know more about your wishes regarding your care. This questionnaire helps you identify who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can’t make them, the kind of medical treatment you do or don’t want, how you want people to treat you and how comfortable you want to be. Click here to learn more about Five Wishes, or contact our Social Services Department at (323) 268-5514, ext. 4587.
What to Bring and What to Leave at Home
When you check in at the hospital, you will be provided with basic hygiene items for your convenience, such as shampoo, soap, toothbrush, and toothpaste. You may also want to bring personal items from home, such as a bathrobe, slippers, and other personal care items to make your hospital stay more comfortable. Personal items such as hearing aids, eyeglasses, and dentures are the responsibility of the patient.
The Hospital also does not accept responsibility for patients' belongings lost or left behind. Please leave all valuables, including money, jewelry, credit cards, and cellular phones at home. For emergencies in which the patient has valuables in their possession, we recommend giving them to a family member for safekeeping or request our admitting staff to have the items inventoried and deposited into the hospital’s safe deposit box.
Please bring a list of all medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medicines and supplements.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
Your Health is Our Priority
Additional policies and procedures are in place to minimize COVID-19 transmission within our hospital. Get the information you need to care for yourself and your loved ones.