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Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine

 
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Tips for Planning Ahead 

Be Prepared

While it is virtually impossible to foresee an emergency, these tips can help better prepare you should an illness or injury sends you or your family member to the emergency department

  • It’s important to keep your medical records in a folder in one location, so you can access them in an emergency. Your records should include any past doctor or hospital visits, surgeries, medical tests, and medications you are taking including vitamins or herbal diet supplements. Grab this folder on your way out. This will be helpful just in case you are in too much pain to answer these questions when you get there.
  • Know which hospital emergency rooms and emergency services are covered under your current health insurance plan.
  • When choosing your hospital for emergency care, choose one your health insurance recommends in order to keep your out-of-pocket cost down.
  • Be sure that the emergency department you choose is staffed with board-certified emergency physicians.

What to Bring

  • Don’t forget your medical records folder.
  • Bring paper and pen to document any doctor notes or treatment information you receive in the ED. You will receive discharge papers that will include information about your visit and any home care and treatment you may need.
  • Bring comfort items to the ED. This may include hand sanitizer, bottled water, tissues or vending machine cash.
  • Bring something to read. If your illness or injury is not life-threatening you may have to wait to see a doctor. Having something to read will help pass the time.

For more information about emergency services at Baylor Grapevine or for a referral to a physician on the medical staff, please  call

1.800.4BAYLOR or search online.