Discharge instructions


Discharge instructions are determined by your physician and will be given to you prior to leaving the hospital. If you have questions regarding your discharge instructions, we recommend that you ask your physician or nurse in charge of your care prior to leaving the hospital.

If you are a member of an HMO, please make sure that you obtain prior approval from your insurance plan before seeing a UCLA physician for follow-up appointments after discharge.

Discharge prescriptions for medications

Pharmacy (310) 206-3784
You have the option of filling your prescription(s) at the UCLA Outpatient Pharmacy or at a pharmacy of your choice. If you choose to have your prescriptions filled at the UCLA Outpatient Pharmacy, a family member or other person you designate may take the prescription(s) to the Outpatient Pharmacy before you are discharged, or you may ask your nurse to fax the prescription(s) in advance. Your prescription(s) can be picked up during regular business hours from the Outpatient Pharmacy before or as you leave the hospital. At the time of pick-up, the pharmacist will review the medications with you or your designee and answer any relevant questions.

  • Pharmacy Hours:
    8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday
    8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and holidays

Billing (310) 825-8021 (Hospital) / (310) 301-5200 (Physician)
After you leave the hospital, you will receive several bills for services provided during your hospital stay. You will receive a hospital bill, which will include room charges, food, medical supplies and any tests and procedures that you may have had. You will also receive bills from your doctors for their medical and surgical care.

Our Patient Business Services Department will file your claim directly with your primary and secondary insurance carriers. Please note that you are ultimately responsible for the charges incurred during your stay in the hospital. If you have not received notice of payment from your insurer within 60 days after service, we may seek your assistance in contacting the insurance carrier directly to encourage prompt payment.