When you arrive 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 easily as possible, please bring:
Please put your name on all items.
A representative from Admissions will coordinate your admission to the hospital with your physician. A pre-admission coordinator will call you at home to verify basic information, such as the name of your employer, your home address and your insurance carrier.
We recommend that you examine the coverage provided by your health insurance carrier and that you know whether you've met all the necessary terms. If you belong to an HMO, be sure your primary provider is aware of your planned hospitalization and is prepared to submit a referral to authorize your admission.
When you arrive, you may be required to pay a deductible or co-payment. In certain cases, an admissions deposit (based on your estimated length of stay) may be required; the pre-admission coordinator will discuss the deposit with you.
Your insurance company will be notified of the day and time of your anticipated admission to ensure that adequate information is provided to them for authorization and payment. If you are a member of an HMO, please obtain prior authorization from your insurance plan before seeing a UCLA physician for follow-up appointments after discharge. During your hospital stay, financial counselors can discuss any concerns you or your family may have regarding your insurance plan or other financial issues related to your hospital care. We will communicate with your insurance carrier during your stay to inform them of any continued need for care.
Private patient rooms are large enough to allow unrestricted three-sided access to the patients at all times. Each flexibly designed room is equipped to ramp up or dial down care as needed, even for critically ill patients. Our Observation Unit and Surgical Observation Unit are designed to meet the needs of our surgical patients who may require a shorter stay and to facilitate your rapid transition back to your home.