Preparing for Your Procedure at Mount Sinai Morningside
At Mount Sinai Morningside, we take pride in providing the highest quality care to all our patients. We want you to have the best possible experience before, during, and after your procedure—and the best possible outcome. To help you on your way, we provide instructions on how to prepare and what to expect. Please follow these instructions carefully.
Ensuring Your Procedure Takes Place
Before your procedure, please complete the following to ensure that your procedure is confirmed. These requirements include:
- Complete your preadmission testing: Complete these tests seven to 30 days before your procedure date. Your primary care doctor (PCP) can complete the required presurgical testing, or you can contact Mount Sinai Morningside’s Presurgical Testing Center at 212-523-2274 to have the tests completed here. When you arrive for your pre-testing appointment, please go directly to the Admissions Office on the First Floor, and sign your name to the list for registration.
- Share requested medical records: Make sure your doctor has received any requested medical records or other information about your health.
- Read our latest COVID-19 policies. Your physician will inform you of any necessary testing requirements.
- Secure an escort. If you are having a procedure and going home the same day, you will need to arrange for a person to accompany you home (an escort). Please read more about our escort requirements under Preparing for Your Procedure: General Information
- Follow your doctor’s instructions about which medications to take before your procedure.
Planning Your Visit at Mount Sinai Morningside
Twenty-four to 48 hours before your procedure, our scheduling team will call to tell you what time to arrive on the day of your procedure. If you do not hear from the scheduler by 5 pm the evening before your procedure, please call 212-523-2274. Mount Sinai Morningside is easily accessible by car, subway, or bus.
The Day of Your Procedure
When you arrive for your procedure, please go to the Mount Sinai Morningside Ambulatory Care Center, 440 West 114th Street. Proceed to Ambulatory Surgery Registration on the Third Floor. Please bring the following items:
- Government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport, or New York State ID)
- Health insurance card
- Prescription card, and pharmacy name and phone number
- Any physician referrals, as requested
- Health care proxy information, if you have one (speak to your care team for more information)
- We recommend you wear glasses because unfortunately, we do not have supplies for contact lens care
- We suggest wearing comfortable clothes that are easy to take off and put on
- If you expect to be admitted and spend the night after your procedure, please bring any personal items you will need for your stay. Please bring only what you need, and leave your valuables, including jewelry, watches, rings, earrings, and cash, at home.
Visitor Information at Mount Sinai Morningside
You may have only one visitor in the waiting room. If your family or friends need accommodations, we recommend the Fairfield Inn and Suites, located at 538 West 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Due to COVID-19, our visitor policies change periodically; check our latest COVID-19 Visitor Policies.
Leaving the Hospital
Before you leave the hospital, your surgeon will give you instructions about medications, rest, and other things you need for a safe and comfortable recovery. If you have any questions, please speak with your doctor.
You must have an escort with you who is at least 18 years old when you leave the hospital.
Information About Billing and Insurance
For more information, please refer to our Billing and Insurance policies.
For information on how to obtain your medical records, please refer to the Medical Records section of our website.
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