Preparing for Your Visit

What Should I Bring?

Medical Records

If your visit is for a second opinion or on a physician's referral, you may need to bring medical records, X-rays, results from lab tests, pathology slides, or other materials. Your physician may have sent these to us already — be sure to ask your doctor before your visit here.

Advance Directive

If you have an Advance Directive (a living will and/or durable power of attorney for health care) please bring it with you.

What Should I Bring If I Need To Stay Longer?

  • Personal toiletries, bathrobe, slippers or socks.
  • Any medications you usually take.
  • Your glasses, dentures, hearing aid, etc.
  • Any written instructions your physician may have provided.
  • Bringing your current prescriptions is also helpful. Be sure to write your name on the containers and inform your nurse.


    What Should I Leave At Home?

    Jewelry or other valuables

    Charlotte Regional Medical Center has a safe for valuables in emergency situations only. We ask that you leave all valuables at home or with a family member when you come for outpatient procedures or inpatient care. We are not responsible for personal items that are lost or stolen on our premises.

    Money and credit cards

    A lot of money or extra credit cards are not necessary. You may, however, want a few dollars to buy a magazine or a snack.

    Personal care items

    Hair dryers, electric shavers, radios and other electrical appliances should be left at home.