Plan Your Care

Get the information and support you need to plan a hospital visit

Your Health Care Journey


Before Your Visit

During Your Visit

After You Leave

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Thank you for your interest in Beth Israel Deaconess–Milton. Use this directory to locate the phone number for a contact, department, or hospital service.
How do I prepare for my surgery?

Your doctor will schedule any pre-admission testing you may need a few weeks or days before your surgery. You’ll get details about taking your medications in the days and weeks before your surgery.

We also give you directions to follow about eating and drinking the night before your procedure.

Download and read our patient guide to prepare for surgery. We offer the guide in several languages:

What documents do I need to bring with me to the hospital?

When you come to BID Milton for an elective or scheduled surgery, please bring:

Where do I check in when I arrive for my procedure?
When you arrive at BID Milton, enter the hospital through the Highland Street entrance. Then proceed to the surgical services desk.
What happens when I am discharged from the hospital?

Your care team lets you know when your doctor decides you are well enough to go home. Most patients can leave the hospital by noon on their discharge day.

Your nurse gives you instructions about:

  • Additional services you may need
  • Follow-up appointments
  • Home care
  • Prescriptions
What if I need more care after I leave the hospital?

Some patients need home health, skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehabilitation facility or long-term care hospital services after discharge. If you need these services, our Care Transitions team coordinates arrangements based on your insurance coverage and input.

Visit the sites below to learn more about these services in your area:

Make an Appointment

Contact us to start planning your care at BID Milton.