Plan Your Arrival
It's normal to feel anxious about staying in the hospital. You’re not alone, you will have an entire healthcare team focused on your safety and well-being.
Because each patient is unique, your care team is your best resource for preparing for your time in the hospital. They will make recommendations about:
- How you should modify your diet before your hospital stay.
- Whether you should make changes to medications before your hospital stay.
- Whether certain items of clothing (like compression garments) or equipment (like crutches) will support your recovery and transition back home.
- They will also talk with you about pain management, therapy, and will set-up your appointment with pre-admission testing approximately one week prior to your surgery. If your pre-admission testing appointment has NOT been scheduled, please call (406) 327-4035 for an appointment.
What to Pack
Packing for a hospital stay depends on what makes you comfortable, how long you may expect to stay, and how far you may be traveling to see us. The basic list is pretty simple:
- non-skid slippers
- things to read or do to help you pass the time
- supports like hearing aids, eyeglasses, dentures, prosthetics, C-pap machine, walkers, or canes
- comfortable clothes to go home in
You’ll want to leave valuables like jewelry and electronics at home or with your loved ones. Community Medical Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
What Paperwork to Bring
- A list of all medications, supplements or herbals, including dosages
- Living Will (if you have one)
- Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (if you have one)
- Any physician orders
- Any pre-admission paperwork
To limit the spread of infectious illnesses such as COVID-19, in-person visits will be restricted at this time. We encourage patients and their families to communicate through phone and video chat. iPads are available for patients to use upon request. Exceptions will be made for certain patients such at pediatrics, obstetrics and end-of-life, visit our COVID-19 page for current visitation guidelines.
(Physician Offices, Wound & Hyperbaric Center, Cancer Care & Prevention, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Blood Draw, Diagnostic Imaging, Dialysis Center)
Patients who have mobility or cognitive issues being seen in an outpatient clinic may only be accompanied by one adult support person. All patients and approved visitors will be required to wear a mask. We will continue to screen everyone who enters our facilities for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines.
Community Medical Center has a 24-hour visitation policy, however we ask that visitors respect sleeping hours (2 - 4 pm & 9 pm - 7 am), if possible.
2827 Fort Missoula Rd.
Missoula, MT 59804
24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk