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Pre-Admission Testing for an Upcoming Surgical Procedure
Welcome to Pre-Admission Testing
Whether you're at Rhode Island Hospital or The Miriam Hospital for a planned surgery, our goal is to help you get ready for surgery. To assist you with your pre-admission testing, we’ve gathered important information to help you prepare.
Contact Pre-Admission Testing
For more information please call 401-793-2960, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Important Information About Pre-Admission Testing
Where is Pre-Admission Testing?
Whether your surgery is scheduled at Rhode Island Hospital or The Miriam, your pre-admission testing visit will be at the Lifespan Ambulatory Care Center, 208 Collyer Street, Suite 300, Third Floor, Providence, Rhode Island.
- Free parking is available at the front entrance of the building.
- Upon arrival, please check in at the registration desk.
- If you need to change or cancel your pre-admission appointment for any reason, please call 401-793-2960, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
What Are Some Things to Remember on the Day of My Pre-admission Testing?
- Eat normally – no need to fast.
- Take your usual medication(s).
- Bring all medications with you or a list of all the medications you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements.
- Bring a list of all your current medical providers and their phone numbers.
- Bring any medical device ID cards (if applicable).
- Bring your medical insurance card and license/photo ID with you.
- Some surgeries require an in-person appointment or a phone appointment. This depends on the type of surgery you are having.
What Do I Expect During My Pre-admission Testing Appointment?
Pre-admission testing is a necessary step to ensure your health and safety before you undergo any surgical procedure. It is typically conducted within 30 days leading up to surgery. The optimal testing time should take place between two and four weeks prior to surgery to allow adequate time for results. Some surgeries require an in-person appointment or a phone appointment.
What Do I Expect During My In-Person Pre-admission Testing Appointment?
If you have been scheduled for an in-person appointment:
- Please bring a detailed list of all medications or your medication bottles that you currently take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements.
- It is important to bring a list of your current healthcare providers with their phone numbers and the date of your last visit.
- To avoid excess testing, provide us with the results of any medical tests performed within the past month. Bring a copy of these test results to your visits if you have them.
- A nurse will review your medical and surgical history, medications and provide you with your pre-operative instructions.
- You may have blood tests, an EKG, and/or a chest x-ray if needed.
- You will receive a booklet containing pre-operative and showering instructions. A nurse will review and explain this information.
What if I Have a Phone Interview Scheduled for My Pre-admission Testing?
If you have been scheduled for a phone interview:
- Expect a phone call from a pre-admission testing nurse at approximately the time scheduled.
- We will review your medical/surgical history and prescription medications, vitamins, and over the counter medications with you over the phone and provide you with your pre-operative instructions.
- If any lab work is needed, we will provide instructions on where and when to have this done.
Directions to Pre-admission Testing
Get directions to 208 Collyer Street, Providence, Rhode Island.