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Your Visit or Stay

Having to visit or be admitted to the hospital for any reason can be stressful, especially if you're not prepared. Knowing what your experience at Yale New Haven Hospital will be like and making the necessary preparations ahead of time can help you relieve some of that stress and get the most out of your visit to or stay in the hospital.

What To Expect

As a Yale New Haven Hospital patient, you benefit from the experience, expertise and leading-edge care expected from one of the nation's top hospitals.

Preparing for Your Visit

From pre-operative classes and pre-admission testing to making financial and transportation arrangements, get advice on the things you can do ahead of time to prepare for your visit or stay at YNHH.

The Day Before Your Visit

Get information about obtaining your arrival time and what you need to do—and not do—the day before your scheduled visit or operation.

The Day of Your Visit

Learn more about what to bring, where to go and what to expect when receiving specific medical care and services at YNHH.

Staying Overnight

Get an idea of what your experience will be like when you spend the night at YNHH—including the meals, amenities, services and care you can expect to receive.

Discharge and Going Home

Learn more about the many ways we can help you plan your discharge from the hospital and manage your healthcare needs once you return home.

Following Up

Once you leave the hospital and are on the road to recovery, we will follow up with a phone call to see how you're doing—and send you a patient satisfaction survey to see how we're doing.

Your Role in Recovery

From managing pain and exercising to knowing what's part of the normal recovery experience and what's not, learn more about the ways you and your caregivers can help ensure a speedy, safe recovery.