Patient pre-registration

The Admitting Office will be calling you prior to your scheduled date of service for insurance information. We always appreciate you taking the time to answer the questions so we can notify your insurance company and avoid any problems with your bill. All copays are due at the time of service.
The day before your surgery, please call the Admitting Office between 1 and 5 p.m.at (518) 897-2322 or (518) 897-2208 to find out what time you need to be at the hospital.
On the day of surgery, you can report directly to the Keet Ambulatory Care Center to prepare for your operation.

Pre-Admission Testing (PAT)
If you are scheduled for elective surgery, you may also be notified that the Pre-Admission Nurse will be calling you on a specific date & time to complete your nursing assessment prior to your surgery. This should not be confused with pre-registration.

For example:
Pre-Registration is done by the Registration Staff to obtain patient demographic,financial and insurance data.
Pre-Admission Testing is carried out by a nurse to determine your medications, previousmedical conditions, allergies, etc. prior to admission for your surgical procedure.

Anesthesia Pre-Admission Testing
For questions regarding anesthesia, please call the Anesthesia Pre-Admission Testing Nurse at 897-2466.