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Prepare for Your Visit

What to bring:

  • All insurance cards and/or paperwork, e.g., pre-authorizations
  • A valid driver’s license, state identification card or passport
  • Advance directive documents if you have them
  • Any outside lab test results and pertinent X-rays not taken at MLKCH
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Clothing for your stay in the hospital and for your discharge
  • Eyeglasses or hearing aid
  • Reading and writing materials and other personal items you'll want during your stay
  • Credit card (Please plan to give the credit card to a family or friend to take back home as it should not remain with you during your hospital stay.)

What NOT to bring:

  • Jewelry
  • Valuables
  • No more than $20.00 in cash

MLKCH cannot take responsibility for loss of items. We strongly encourage you to keep your personal valuables at home. Should items of value be brought to the hospital, we recommend they be deposited in the safe in our Security Department. Notify your nursing staff of the items to be deposited and be sure to ask for a receipt.