Pre-Admission Testing: Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ
You will receive a letter which will include your Pre-Admission Testing appointment and list of tests. Please confirm with your doctor prior to the appointment if you need to fast for any of the tests. On the day of testing, go to the Patient Access Registration area. It is located on the right once you enter the Main Lobby. Here a Patient Access representative will review your plan of care and provide you with a list of areas you need to visit.
Day Prior to Your Procedure Instructions
The day before your procedure, a Registered Nurse will call you with specific instructions. This will include confirmation of your arrival time to the Medical Center. The Registered Nurse will answer any questions that you may still have regarding your procedure instructions. If you have questions that need to be answered prior to this call, please feel free to call 856-635-2413. If you are connected to voicemail, please leave your name and telephone number and the best time you can be reached.
Day of Surgery
Upon arrival to the Medical Center, go to the Patient Access Area. You will then be directed to the appropriate area for your procedure.
Your family members will be permitted to stay with you until you are transported to the procedural area. Your family may wait for you during the procedure in the Pavilion 3 Waiting Area.
Items to Bring With You
Please bring with you any form of identification that has your current address on it, all of your insurance cards an insurance referral forms. Also, bring a list of all the medications that you are taking and a copy of your Advance Directive or Living Will, if you have one.
You may receive a phone call prior to your appointment from an Admissions Representative to obtain demographic information from you. This will help to expedite your visit.
Pre-Operative Education Classes
Our goal is to make your visit with use as pleasant and successful as possible. One way we do that is to teach you and a family member (or friend) the details of your hospital stay. On the day of your Out-Patient Testing, you will attend a Pre-Operative Education class with a family member or friend. The class is a great chance to learn what to expect during your hospital stay and what you can do to prevent complications. A popular highlight of this class is learning relaxation techniques to help you be calm before and after surgery. These easy techniques can help your recovery process.
The Pre-OP Education Class is held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Monday through Thursday in the 6 West Conference Room. There is no class held on Fridays. A snack will be provided during your class.
Upon arrival at the Medical Center, we offer free Valet Parking at the Main Entrance on the day of your Pre-Admission Testing. Please obtain a token from Security. You may also park in the Visitors' Parking Area located directly across the street. If needed, Handicapped Parking is available behind the Medical Center. From Haddon Avenue, follow the signage for "Handicap Parking" on Haddon Avenue. Please arrange for a friend or family member to accompany you if you think you will need assistance getting from y our vehicle to the Admissions Office.