We respect the wishes of our patients concerning medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment.
When you arrive at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, we want your stay to be as easy and comfortable as possible.
Your first step before any inpatient or outpatient procedure is to visit our Admitting
Department, which is staffed with helpful and knowledgeable registrars who can help
you complete the necessary forms while answering any questions you may have.
Admitting Department Hours
Monday – Saturday: 6:00am- 9:00pm
(Ask for Registration)
All patients being admitted after Main Lobby is closed.
What should I bring?
You may want to bring the following items for your stay: a picture ID, insurance
card, a list of your current medications, sleepwear, robe, slippers, grooming items
(comb, toothbrush), eyeglasses and case, contacts and containers, dentures and containers.
You might also want to bring a few dollars with which to purchase small items in
the Hospitality Shop located off the main lobby. Keep in mind that even though
our hospital professionals will take every reasonable precaution with personal belongings,
Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center cannot be responsible for loss or damage of personal
Should I bring valuables?
Leave all valuables, including jewelry and cash, at home. If this is not
possible, they can be stored in the hospital safe. If you have any security concerns
or observe suspicious behavior, please contact the hospital operator by dialing
zero and a security officer will be notified immediately.
Will I need to give consent for treatment?
During admission, you will be asked to sign a Conditions of Admission form to grant
Thomasville Medical Center permission to treat you and to release medical information
concerning your treatment to the insurance company.
What happens if I am unable to make my own decisions about the kind of care I want?
We encourage you to make your wishes known to your doctor and family before you
are admitted to the hospital. State law guarantees you that right—and requires
us to ask patients about advance directives (living will, healthcare Power of Attorney)
upon each hospital admission. On admission, we will ask for, and make copies of, these
documents for your medical record if you already have them. If not, and you wish
to complete an advance directive, the nursing units on each floor will supply you
with an educational booklet and advance directive forms if you request one. Learn more about Advance Directives now »
Included in an Advance Directive is:
- A written description of the medical care you would or would not want in the future
if you were unable to speak for yourself. This description should be based on your
values and what is important to you.
- The name of someone who will make healthcare decisions for you if you cannot make
them for yourself.