Highline Medical Center
Located in Burien, we provide advanced medicine and trusted care for the surrounding community.
Whether you’re coming in for an X-ray, treadmill stress test or daily injection, you’ll need to check in at the registration desk. We need to know you're here, and if applicable, update your patient information to keep it current.
Bring with you:
- Your insurance card
- A photo ID (e.g., driver’s license)
- Emergency contact information
- Current employer's address and phone number
- If your regular physician is located out of the area, his/her contact information
- In addition, you may be asked by the department to which you're being admitted to bring in X-ray films or other medical records
- If you have a Living Will or Advance Directive, bring a copy so that it is made part of your medical record
If you’ve been sent to the hospital from your physician’s office, you must register before being seen in the Emergency Services department. If your physician has sent you to the hospital to be admitted to any other department, keep in mind that we need orders from him or her before that admission can be completed. If you or a loved one is arriving by ambulance, the clerk can handle your admission, or a family member can provide us with the information we need.
While you’re in the hospital, your care may be coordinated by a hospitalist, a physician who specializes in the care of hospitalized patients. Highline Medical Center has a team of hospitalists to provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your hospitalist will work closely with your personal doctor to ensure your care is coordinated and your doctor will be fully informed about your progress during your hospital stay.
Preparing for your visit
If you have an appointed time for a test or procedure, please arrive 15 minutes early or as instructed by the scheduling staff in order to avoid delays. If you’ll be going home following a procedure, you’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home. If staying overnight, you may choose to bring your own toiletries, but please leave valuable items (jewelry, cash, credit cards, etc.) at home.
Please be prepared to list all medications and herbal supplements you take as well as previous surgeries, resulting complications and problems related to an anesthesia, medications or allergies.
Each patient room has a telephone and TV.
There is no charge for local calls; however, the hospital does not provide free long-distance phone service. All long-distance calls from our patients’ rooms must be collect or charged to the caller’s home phone number or credit card. Cellular phones may be used inside the hospital so long as their use does not disrupt patient care or the care environment.
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