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Discharge information

When your doctor decides you are ready to leave the hospital, a discharge order will be written. You may want to make arrangements with a family member or friend to assist you when it is time for you to go home.

Personal Belongings

Collect all of your belongings and double-check closets and drawers. If you have items stored in the hospital safe, they can be obtained Monday through Friday from 6 am- 9 pm. Please present your written receipt at the switchboard.

Escort Service

When you are ready to leave, a member of the hospital staff or a volunteer will escort you to the front entrance and help you into your car.

There are occasions when patients need additional treatment or care after they are discharged from the hospital. To meet the special needs of these patients, Via Christi Hospital offers a number of options.

Via Christi Home Health

Home health care services are available to patients of any age who require skilled medical care but do not need the supervision of a hospital or nursing home staff.

Home health care services include skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, social services, home health aides, and nutritional and pharmaceutical counseling.

Via Christi Home Medical

Via Christi Home Medical can assist you with the rental, sale and service of home medical equipment and oxygen. Professionals, who understand your special needs, will take you step by step through the equipment selection process. Most insurance programs are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Emergency service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Via Christi Home Medical is located at 200 E. Centennial, in the Meadowbrook Commons near Meadowbrook Mall. You can also reach them by phone at 620-235-0327.

Discharge Planning

Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg offers this service to help you as you prepare to leave the hospital.

Staff members will visit with you to determine your needs and discuss any concerns you may have about going home. This could include physical, psychosocial, medical and equipment needs, or financial and insurance questions.

If you have any questions, a member of the nursing staff will be happy to arrange for the appropriate person to contact you as soon as possible. In addition, the Social Service Department may also be contacted at 620-232-0387.