All patients are encouraged to come in and pre-register for any inpatient or outpatient admission to help facilitate the admission process on the date of service.
Valley Baptist-Brownsville Inpatient Admitting Office Office Hours,
Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
After hours Admissions, 5 p.m. - 8 a.m. and weekends are handled in the Emergency Department, (956) 698-5585.
Outpatient (Day) Surgery and Ancillary Services Admitting Office Hours, Monday-Friday, 5:00am - 7:00pm
Centralized Outpatient Registration (COR) Office Office Hours,
Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Upon arrival at Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville, you will be requested to provide the registration clerks with your insurance card and another form of identification, preferably a driver’s license. You will need to be prepared to make your co-payment at the time of admission if required by your insurance company. If you have been a patient here before, or have a Premiere Plus or another card to facilitate registration, we will simply verify information.
You will be required to sign the “Conditions of Admission” and “Advance Directives” forms at the time of registration. The “Conditions of Admission” form enables us to bill your insurance company directly. You are responsible for any deductible and costs not covered by your insurance, and we may ask that you pay a deposit to cover these costs.
Upon signing this agreement, it provides consent for general nursing care, diagnostic testing, and administration of medications as ordered by your physician.
As a patient at Valley Baptist-Brownsville you are entitled to considerate and respectful care in a safe and secure environment. You will be provided a copy of the Patient’s Bill of Rights upon admission.
The “Advance Directives” information explains your rights under state law to issue Directives to a physician and/or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. You are given the opportunity to execute such directives at any time.
There will be other forms requiring your signature depending upon your particular circumstances. If you are unable to sign these forms your spouse, next of kin or legal guardian may sign for you.
Private Duty Nursing / 24 Hour Sitter
If you or your family member require or request additional nursing care (private duty nurse or sitter), these arrangements must be made by you and/or your family. Your Room We offer both semi-private and private rooms. Private rooms are available on a first-come, first serve basis. We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive. Patients in the Intensive Care Unit or Emergency Care Center receive priority for transfer; however, we do maintain a private room transfer waiting list, and the admitting staff will notify you if a room becomes available.
All rooms are SMOKE FREE for the safety and comfort of our patients. Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside the hospital.
If you have any questions regarding your room, please contact the admitting staff at (956) 698-5406 or (956) 698-5605, or the Patient Advocate at (956) 698-5422.
Toiletries, bathrobe, slippers and pajamas/gowns are the only personal items that you need bring with you. You should also bring any insurance materials, including insurance card and claim forms, Medicare/Medicaid card, or Military ID (for Champus claims). If you have eyeglasses, contact lenses or dentures, please use your own protective containers for these items. Please do not bring small electrical appliances such as TV’s and radios. If you happen to lose any items, please let your nurse know.