Going Home

Your Discharge

When your doctor decides you are ready to leave the hospital, a discharge order will be written. Please make arrangements with a family member or friend to help you when it’s time to go home. Upon discharge, it will be necessary to stop by the financial office to finalize your account. Credit cards are accepted.

Checkout Time

Checkout time is 11 a.m. Please make every effort to leave by this time. If you cannot, please notify your nurse so alternate arrangements can be made.

Personal Belongings

Collect all of your belongings and double-check closets and drawers. If you have any items being held by the Security Office, call 898-4572 and an officer will bring them to you.

Discharge Instructions

Your doctor and your nurse will give you instructions about post-hospital care. If you have questions about your medications, diet, activities or other matters, please be sure to ask.

Patient Transport

When you are ready to leave, a member of the hospital staff will escort you to the front entrance and help you into your vehicle.

After You Are Discharged

Sometimes patients need additional treatment or follow-up care after being discharged from the hospital. Arrangements will be made through your case manager and/or social worker to meet your special needs and may include:

  • Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit: This unit is located on the second floor of St. Tammany Health System and provides comprehensive rehabilitation to patients who have been temporarily disabled by their medical condition. Rehabilitation nurses and therapists work with patients to achieve their optimal level of independence.
  • Home Health Care: This is a full service agency that supplies nurses/nurse aides, medical social workers and therapists for home healthcare. Social workers are available to assist you with referrals to Home Health.