Leaving the Hospital

Continuing Care

Your doctor will inform you when he or she believes that you no longer need to stay in the hospital for active treatment. Your doctor will also let you know the approximate day of your discharge or of your transfer to transitional care.

If you feel you will require support and care after you go home, your doctor, nurse or social worker will help you make any necessary outpatient arrangements.


On the day of your discharge, you will be asked to check out of your room by 11 a.m. If you are unable to leave the hospital by this time, you can wait in the patients’ sitting room located on each patient unit. If there are outstanding charges, you should pay them before you leave. Payments are made at the Patients’ Cashier’s Office, C6-117. You may pay with cash or by debit or credit card, in person or by telephone (local 42706) if using a credit card.

Please be sure to take all your possessions when you leave. If your nurse has placed your valuables in the Patients’ Cashier’s Office, you should claim them during office business hours, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If medications have been stored for you by the hospital, you may take them home but you should check with your doctor or nurse to determine whether your prescription remains the same.

Follow-up Appointments

Your doctor may request that you return to a clinic at the hospital for a follow-up appointment. Before you leave, ask the nursing staff to tell you whom you should contact in order to make this appointment. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact the same person to cancel.