Preparing for a Visit
At St. Francis Hospital, patients interact directly with experienced physicians and nurses. A full range of additional health care professionals—including nurse extenders, pharmacists, social workers, nutritionists, and pastoral care providers—work as a team to provide personalized care in an environment of warmth, healing, and respect. During your visit, our staff will work hard to make your stay as comfortable as possible, and to care for all of your needs as a patient: medical, emotional, as well as spiritual.
As you prepare for your visit to St. Francis, please keep the following in mind:
- Health Information
Help us provide the best
health carepossible. Be sure to have information on hand, to the best of your knowledge, regarding your present symptoms, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications and other health-related matters.
- Health Care Proxy
It's important for the St. Francis staff to know exactly how you want to be cared for, particularly in critical moments. A Health Care Proxy documents your wishes for treatment in times when you can't express those wishes yourself. Click here for a Health Care Proxy form so that you can complete it prior to your visit.
- Personal Items
Plan on keeping only essential items with you during your stay—a robe, slippers, pajamas, and toiletries. Any other valuables, such as jewelry or credit cards, should be sent home with a friend or relative.
- Discharge Procedures
You will want to make arrangements for your trip home before the day of your discharge. If possible, have someone bring your clothing to St. Francis the day before you leave. Before leaving, check your room to make sure you have all your belongings.
- Payment Options
St. Francis Hospital will bill up to three insurance companies if presented with insurance information and assignment of benefits at the time of hospital admission. Click here to learn more about the insurance and billing options offered at St. Francis. Click here to find out other important information about paying for your care. If you are unable to pay for the medically necessary hospital services that you need at St. Francis, please let us know. You will not be denied the services you need. Call our Patient Access department at 631-465-6050. You can also find the Hospital’s Financial Assistance Policy here.
- Co-Payments and Deductibles
St. Francis Hospital now collects co-payments and deductibles from all patients with commercial insurance at the point of service. You will be notified prior to your date of service of your co-payment and deductible. If you are in need of financial assistance, we will work with you to develop a payment plan that works best. If you have any questions, please call our Patient Access Department at 631-465-6050.
- Patient Satisfaction
Patient satisfaction is of the utmost importance at St. Francis, and our Patient Relations department offers information, consultation, referrals and advocacy for any concerns that may arise during your visit. For more information about anything relating to your stay at St. Francis, call a Patient Relations representative at 516-562-6113.
- After Your Stay
If you need to obtain any part of your medical records after your hospital stay, St. Francis Hospital requires that an authorization form
becompleted to release the information to you or any other person or organization. To be valid, the form must be signed by the patient or his/her legally authorized representative, dated and returned by
Emergency patients are to follow signs for “EMERGENCY” and drive directly to the Emergency Department entrance of The Heart Center.
Several hotels serve the Hospital area:
- Hilton Garden Inn, Rosyln (516) 626-3600
- Hilton Garden Inn, Westbury (516) 683-8200
- Inn at Great Neck (516) 773-2000
- The Roslyn Hotel (516) 625-2700
- Holiday Inn Express, Roslyn (516) 997-5000
- Long Island Marriott, Uniondale (516) 794-3800
- East Norwich Inn (516) 922-1500
- Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center (516) 671-6400
- Garden City Hotel (516) 747-3000
St. Francis Ranks Among the Best
U.S. News & World Report once again ranks St. Francis the Top Hospital on Long Island -- the only Hospital on LI to be nationally ranked in any adult specialty.
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