When you come to the hospital for an out-patient procedure such as laboratory work or an x-ray, to make arrangements for same-day surgery, or to be admitted your first stop will be to register. One of our professional registration staff members – located just off the main lobby in private offices – will enter your pertinent information into the hospital computer system or update that information if you are a returning patient. You will also be asked to sign several necessary forms.

For more information about registration and admission, call the department supervisor, Christopher Alvarez, at 970-564-2127.

Download the Patient Admission Package (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

When I’m admitted to the hospital, what should I bring with me?

  • Your advanced directive
  • Driver’s License
  • Insurance Cards
  • current medication and allergy lists
  • personal items such as your toothbrush, deodorant, and shampoo; glasses, hearing aid, and/or dentures
  • robe and slippers
  • comfortable change of clothes
  • books, magazines, and hobby items such as crossword puzzles or needlework
  • your personal phone/address book

What should I bring when I come to the hospital for services?

  • Your doctor’s order for the test or procedure you need, or your admission orders.
  • Driver’s license or other photo ID.
  • Your medical insurance cards (we’ll need to verify/update this information each time you visit the hospital and possibly obtain “pre-certification” for services).
  • A check or credit card for co-pay or other charges not covered by the your insurance.
  • A parent or guardian if under the age of 18.

What should I leave at home?

  • Medications (bring just the list, please)
  • large amounts of cash
  • credit cards; jewelry or other valuables
  • electrical appliances such as your hair dryer or razor
  • computers and/or PDA.