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Preparing for Your Visit

When you know you are going to be visiting one of our hospitals and staying overnight, it's best to be prepared ahead of time - before you leave your home. Following is information for pre-admission testing and pre-surgical testing that you should read and follow prior to your visit to a Crozer-Keystone hospital.

For more information, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258) or contact your physician.

Pre-Admission Testing

To help ensure that your pre-admission testing goes smoothly, it's good to be as prepared as possible. To help you in that preparation, we have listed the answers to some commonly-asked questions about pre-admission testing. 

It's important that you read this section at least several days before your appointment so you are properly prepared. Included in this section is information on what to expect during pre-admission testing, how long it takes, whether or not you can eat on the day of your appointment, and more.

Pre-Surgical Testing

Entering the hospital to have a surgical procedure can be a stressful event for patients and their families. To ease patients’ concerns the day of their surgery, Crozer-Keystone Health System’s hospitals perform Pre-Admission Testing (P.A.T.) in advance of the surgery. 

During your appointment at any of Crozer-Keystone’s Pre-Admission Testing Centers, you will complete all registration, testing, health history reviews, and teaching in one convenient visit. 

The following information will help you prepare for your Pre-Admission Testing appointment. To answer your questions about requirements the night before and the day of your surgical procedure, see Preparing for Your Surgical Procedure below. 

Preparing for Your Surgical Procedure

You probably have many questions about your surgery.

Whether your surgical procedure is elective or not, inpatient or outpatient, properly preparing for the procedure can help avoid unnecessary delays or cancellations in the procedure and most of all, ease your mind. Following are commonly asked questions about surgical procedures at Crozer-Keystone Health System.

About Your Surgery

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