Prepare your hospitalisation

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Documents to bring along

  • Formal identity document (identity card, passport)
  • Your Carte Vitale (or your national healthcare insurance [social security] document in paper format)
  • Your currently valid private health insurance card
  • Written agreement for coverage of applicable hospitalisation fees
  • X-rays and the results of your medical examinations and tests in your possession are to be given to a member of the nursing staff or medical secretary
  • Prescriptions for any ongoing treatment

For minors, the accompanying adult must also bring the ‘Livret de Famille’ (family record) and the ID cards of both parents (exclusively for minors).

For adults under guardianship, an authorisation to operate must be completed by the guardian.

Your personal medication

What to do when you are admitted to the Centre

You must bring with you any medication you are taking, together with the latest associated prescription(s).

The day you arrive at the Centre:

  • Please hand over all your personal medication to the nursing team; they will be identified with your name and kept in a safe place by the unit’s staff.
  • You must also provide them with the associated prescription(s), indicating which medication you usually take.

Your treatment during your stay at the Centre

Your consulting physician will adapt your treatment based on your state of health.

Consequently, the medication you will be given may be different (in form, colour, number, etc.) than those you usually take, but of comparable efficacy. During your hospitalisation, medication is provided by the hospital pharmacy.

What you shouldn’t do during your stay at the Centre

Please do not take any other medication than that prescribed by the centre physician and administered by the nurse, including plant-based products or any medication that may be brought in by your family or friends, due to the risk of interactions likely to cause serious complications.

What becomes of your personal medication at the end of your stay at the centre?

The unit physician will prepare a discharge prescription based on your state of health.

Prescribed treatment may be different from the medication you were taking prior to your hospitalisation. You must show this new prescription to your GP and/or your dispensing chemist.

The nursing team will return your personal medication to you. With your agreement, any medication that was stopped during your stay, and that is no longer on your new prescription, will be destroyed by the establishment. It is important that you stick to your discharge prescription.

Do not take any other medication without medical advice. If you have a doubt, ask –

  • before you leave the centre: the physician who prepared your discharge prescription
  • if you have already left the centre: your GP or your dispensing chemist

Personal belongings to bring along

For the entire duration of your stay, you must bring:

  • toiletries (soap or shower gel, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, shaving cream, etc.)
  • towels and facecloths
  • underwear, nightwear (pyjamas, nightshirt, etc.)
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