McLaren Greater Lansing
Preparing for Your Stay at McLaren Greater Lansing

Preparing For Your Stay / Procedure

Before your procedure at McLaren Greater Lansing it's important to know what you should bring to the hospital and what you should leave at home. Even if you are having same-day surgery, there are certain things you will need to remember.

What to Bring

You should bring a friend or relative with you, or be able to identify someone who can escort you home. The hospital will not let you walk or take a taxi or public transportation home. Identify that person before you come to the hospital so you can give his or her name to the Admissions Representative.

You should also bring any papers that your doctors may have given to you and your insurance cards and forms. Bring any test results from pre-procedure tests.

If you are staying overnight, you will be more comfortable if you bring your personal toiletries, pajamas, robe, and slippers. Also, bring your medications or a list of them (name, dose, and how often you take them). However, please be aware the nurse will administer medications to you. If you are having outpatient surgery, wear loose, comfortable clothing.

What Not to Bring

  • Bring only those items you will need immediately after your procedure.
  • Leave all valuables at home, including jewelry, watches, money, checkbook, credit cards, etc. A wedding band may be taped to your hand.
  • If you wear eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, dentures, or prosthetics you will be asked to remove them prior to surgery.
  • Do not wear makeup, especially nail polish and lipstick. The doctors and nurses need to see your natural coloring during your procedure.

If you have any questions please call the Admissions Office at (517) 975-7475. Please note you will be contacted by the hospital to pre-register.