What to bring

When you and your child arrive at the admissions office at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, you will be greeted by an admissions and registration counselor. To help the admissions process proceed as quickly and smoothly as possible, please bring:

  • Your child’s health insurance plan card
  • Your child’s prescription insurance plan card
  • A list of your child’s prescription medications
  • Personal identification that identifies you as the patient’s parent or legal guardian (such as a driver’s license or passport)
  • HMO/PPO referral forms (if required)
  • Your child’s medical records, imaging studies or prior test results (if your physician has requested them)
  • A check or credit card for deductibles, co-payments and/or deposits
  • Please put your child’s name on all personal items.

What not to bring

Patient-owned medical equipment
Patient-owned medical equipment necessary for providing patient care may be brought to the medical center only if:

  • Continuous operation of the equipment cannot be interrupted (for clinical and patient safety reasons).
  • The medical center cannot provide clinically equal (or better) equipment.

If the patient meets one or both of the above criteria, the patient-owned equipment will be considered acceptable for use in the medical center, provided that:

  • There is a written physician’s order.
  • The “Permission and Release for Use of Outside Equipment/Appliance for Patient Treatment” form is completed and signed.


Valuables, such as watches, jewelry and cash, should remain at home. If family members are not present to take your or your child’s valuables home, the items will be secured in the cashier’s safe. You will receive a receipt for any items stored in the safe. The medical center is unable to reimburse lost valuables other than those kept in the cashier’s safe.

Medications from home

If your child’s physician asks you to bring your child’s medications, or if your child is on an investigational drug that is not widely available, these medications will be secured in our pharmacy for safekeeping. In these cases, please notify your child’s nurse upon admission and they will assist you in safely storing the medications. You will receive a receipt for any medications placed in the pharmacy.