After Your Stay
At Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC), your health and general well-being are priorities for us, both in the hospital and after you go home. That’s why UVMC provides a variety of support and educational resources to ensure your health needs are met after your stay is over.
Your physician generally lets you know about when you will be dismissed from the hospital a day or two before discharge. We recommend making a list of any questions you have about your follow-up care.
After your doctor approves your discharge, your nurse will provide written instructions about your dismissal and follow-up care. A staff member or volunteer will escort you (by wheelchair, if necessary) to the dismissal area and help you into your car.
The UVMC Social Services staff is available to help you plan for any special care you may require after you leave the hospital. Social workers can assist you in making the necessary arrangements for additional nursing care, therapy, or special medical equipment for your home. Referrals for counseling and support for personal, family, or financial issues is also available. If you would like to see a member of the Social Services staff, call (937) 440-4540 or ask your nurse to contact the department.
Patient and Family Education
During your stay, we offer ways to learn about your condition, treatment, medicines, and care after you leave the hospital. We also inform you about services you may want to use in your community. While you are here, feel free to watch the health programs on our television system’s patient education channels.
Once your doctor signs your discharge orders, a nurse goes over the instructions with you and your family. If you have any questions, please ask your nurse or doctor. If you would like more information on a health topic, call the Health Sciences Library at (937) 440-4594, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You will find health-related information from A to Z in our Illustrated Health Encyclopedia.
Browse our CareGuides Step-By-Step Condition Guides for detailed information on specific conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and asthma.