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**Please note: The instructions on this page are for pre-admission to surgical services at Baylor Dallas. Labor & Delivery information is last on this page.
The purpose of the Pre-Admission Clinic is to ensure patients are well prepared for their operation or procedure. This includes collecting medical history and required testing to ensure the care you are provided is safe and effective.
Download and print a copy of the Baylor Dallas Guide to Surgery to prepare you for what to expect in Pre-Admission and on your day of surgery.
To support and provide care for you we will need certain documents when you arrive to the clinic:
If you are scheduled for an interventional radiology procedure, you may download and complete the forms provided in the link below in the comfort of your home.
Completing and printing these forms will save you time and help improve your experience during your clinic visit, though it's not required. If you choose to fill them out at the clinic, please plan for extra time during your clinic visit. You may also save the forms to your computer, fill them out and email the completed forms to us at PreAdmitTesting@baylorhealth.edu. Be sure to include your full name, date of birth and scheduled date of admission.
If not yet scheduled, please call 214.820.6200 to schedule your pre-admission appointment 7-14 dates before surgery.
Please Note: Beginning February 1, 2010 Baylor University Medical Center is moving to an appointments only system and are asking the surgeon’s offices to schedule the Pre-Admission Appointment when they call to schedule the surgery.
Patients need to discuss pre-admit appointments with the office scheduler when discussing surgery dates.
Preferably, appointments need to be made 7-14 days prior to the scheduled surgery date in order to allow the doctor to order further tests or arrange medical clearance as necessary. We will provide test results to the doctor’s office from any tests performed here. The average appointment takes 1-11/2 hours.
Day of Admission:
Check-in and Registration - When you first arrive at the clinic you will be checked in and registered by Access Services. They will collect identification and insurance information.
Meet with Admissions Nurse - Next you will meet with a nurse to get vital signs and review any pertinent medical history. Orders may be given to have additional tests done which may include some or all of the following depending on your surgical procedure and current health condition.
One parking voucher will be provided for the pre-admit visit and it is accepted by valet parking.
Valet parking at the Washington Street Medical Plaza entrance is available from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
You may also park in garage 8 under the Wadley/Barnett towers or garage 5 across from Barnett tower on Junius Street.
For a map of Baylor University Medical Center, please click here.
Q. What do I need to do to prepare for my surgery the day before?
A. Don’t eat or drink after midnight before your surgery. Ask your physician about taking any medication the day of surgery. Remove ALL makeup, jewelry, and fingernail polish before arriving. Please leave valuables at home; you may need to bring cash or a credit card if you’ve been informed you owe a co-pay.
Q. Where can I find directions and parking information?
A. For your convenience, we recommend using valet parking at the Washington Street Medical Plaza entrance. If you would like to self-park, you may do so in garage 8 under Wadley/Barnett towers or in garage 5 across from Barnett tower on Junius Street. Valet parking is available from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Q. What day and time will my surgery be?
A. Your Surgeon or their office will provide you the scheduled date and time of your surgery.
Q. Should I allow and plan for extra time getting to the clinic?
A. Yes, traffic, weather and construction in Dallas along with other conditions may make you late for your appointment. Also, please plan to spend extra time at the clinic because other patients will most likely experience the same conditions which can cause congestion and delays at the clinic.
Q. Do I need to fast (nothing to eat or drink) prior to my pre-admission appointment?
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via email at PreAdmitTesting@baylorhealth.edu.
The Baylor Dallas Labor and Delivery area is located on the first floor of the James M. and Dorothy D. Collins Women and Children’s Center. The circular drive entrance is easily accessed from Junius Street, with short-term maternity parking. Visitors have access to the center and may park in garage 4 or 5 on Junius Street.
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