When You Arrive

Pre-Admission Testing

If you are having an ambulatory surgery procedure or being admitted, your doctor will probably request certain pre-admission tests – lab work, an EKG or a chest x-ray, for instance. Please call us at (631) 726-8282 to make appointments for your pre-admission tests.

When You Arrive

On the day of your visit, please be sure to bring at least one form of identification, your insurance card and any other documents that you will need – referrals, pre-authorization numbers, and/or physician orders.

Please report first to our concierge in the main lobby, where our staff and volunteers will be happy to welcome you and direct you in completing your registration.

When you register as a patient at Southampton Hospital, you will need the following information:
  • Your name 
  • Date of birth 
  • Social Security number 
  • Address 
  • Telephone 
  • Insurance coverage 
This information is handled confidentially and ensures that accurate data is provided to those involved in your care. If your visit is for a specific procedure or test, please contact the appropriate department to schedule an appointment before you register. You can find all of our departments listed under Services.

More Information for You

You will be given a number of documents that tell you about your rights as well as authorizations you need to complete when you are admitted. For your convenience, you may review most of these documents below.

Your Rights

When you come to Southampton Hospital, you will be given an opportunity to let us know your preferences in case of emergency. We support our patient's right to formulate written or oral instructions regarding care in the event of incapacitation and/or their inability to direct care. Southampton Hospital complies with federal and state statutes related to advance directives and healthcare proxies.

Advanced Directives

All patients checking into a hospital for more than 23 hours in New York State are asked to provide the hospital with certain documents that explain their wishes in case of emergency. Preparing these documents when you are in good health and keeping them on hand, ready for any emergency, is a smart choice and easy to accomplish.

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order: A hospital representative will be happy to review and explain these options to you. A booklet titled "Your Rights as a Hospital Patient" contains information on all of these advanced directives, and you will be given a copy of it when you are admitted. If you would like to study advance directives and plan your healthcare instructions prior to admittance, the New York State Attorney General’s website has a comprehensive booklet available online.

Healthcare Proxy: We’ll ask you to appoint someone you trust to make health decisions for you in case you are unable to make those decisions yourself. A healthcare proxy lets you appoint a healthcare agent and clearly define the decisions you would prefer your agent to make in the event you become incapacitated and unable to direct your own care. The healthcare proxy also offers you the option of defining any organ or other anatomical donation you may wish to make.
Healthcare Proxy (pdf)

Living Will: A Living Will allows you to leave written instructions that explain your healthcare wishes about end-of-life care. If you do not wish to consult an attorney, you can fill out a standard living will form which, when properly witnessed, is legally binding in New York State.
NY Living Will (pdf)

Admission To The Hospital

When you are admitted to Southampton Hospital, there are a number of procedures about which you may have questions. We will try to answer them here for you.

Wrist Identification Band

You will be given a wrist identification band displaying your name and your patient identification number. For your safety, please wear this band at all times so that our staff can confirm your identity.

Your Identification Label

You will be given preprinted labels that include your name, date of birth, medical record number, and the name of your attending or admitting physician. These labels will be kept at the nursing station during your stay and used to duplicate your name and patient information on all forms and documents that are part of your care.

Your Medical Record

You will be assigned a medical record number that will be used for any future medical care you have as either an inpatient or outpatient at Southampton Hospital. The contents of your medical record are confidential and will not be released without your written authorization. If you or your guardian should require information from your medical record, you will need to send a written request to our Medical Records Department. 
       
Southampton Hospital
Medical Records Department
240 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY  11968