We want you to be as comfortable as possible with your hospital experience. This information will help you prepare for your admission and hospital experience.
Your doctor arranges for your admission, decides what tests and procedures you receive, prescribes your medications and diet in the hospital and decides when you are ready to be discharged. It is important that you discuss your care with your physician while you are hospitalized at Largo Medical Center.
Make sure your doctor has called the hospital to order the procedure. If your physician gives the paperwork/order for your test to you, be sure to bring it with you when you report for the test.
Your Privacy Password
At admission, every patient is given a confidential password. Patients are told to share it with people they want to receive their confidential patient health information. Nurses and staff can provide information about the patient’s health ONLY to people who know the password. This password is only for verbal communication regarding treatment or payment during this hospital stay. It will not be honored once the patient is discharged. Remember, our staff will not release health information without this password.
Leave unnecessary valuables at home. Be prepared to pay your copayments and deductibles, but do not bring large amounts of cash with you. We cannot be responsible for loss or breakage of personal items brought into the hospital.
If you have a Living Will, bring a copy when you report to Admitting. If you want to have one in your medical file, the Admitting Office has forms available.
Your Private Room, TV and Telephone
There is no additional charge for your private patient room, TV and local phone calls. You must call collect or charge long distance calls to your home number or credit card. Largo Medical Center cannot add them to your hospital bill. Friends and relatives can call you directly by dialing (727) 588-5200 extension "2" plus your room number.
Bring your insurance card when you are admitted. We make a copy of it so we can bill your insurer directly for your covered benefits. Your co-payments are expected at this time. It is important that you understand what your insurance covers and where you can go for care. Many insurance plans require pre-certification before admission. To avoid reduced benefits, call your insurance company to verify your coverage and make sure your authorizations are in order. If you have any financial questions, please call our Financial Counselors at (727) 588-5246 or (727) 588-5815, weekdays from 8:30am – 5:30pm.
Largo Medical Center wants to be your healthcare resource. If you have questions or concerns during your hospital stay, please call our V.I.P. Patient Services office at extension 2929 or ask to speak to the Nursing Supervisor.
If Largo Medical Center is unable to resolve an issue to your satisfaction you may also contact the Joint Commission at (800) 650-6787. The Joint Commission is an organization monitoring hospitals and other healthcare organizations to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public.
Important Telephone Numbers
- Largo Medical Center main number: (727) 588-5200
- Questions about your admission: Largo Medical Center Admitting Office: (727) 588-5835
- Financial questions about insurance: Largo Medical Center Business Office: (727) 588-5489
- Confirming time of your outpatient procedure: Central Scheduling Office: (800) 617-7102
- Questions about your hospital bill: Patient Account Services toll-free at: (800) 733-0592