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Pre-Admission Testing (PAT)

For your protection and safety

If you are having surgery that requires anesthesia, you need to meet with the Pre-admission Testing (PAT) department prior to your procedure or surgery. We need to ensure that you are healthy enough to safely receive anesthesia.

This appointment is separate from any appointment you may be required to make with your primary care physician, surgeon or specialist prior to your procedure. At PAT, you will meet with an anesthesiologist and nurse to discuss your health history and any previous procedures that included anesthesia. Be sure to tell the nurse or physician about any medications you are taking, and any allergies or past adverse reactions to medications or anesthesia.

You also may need to take the following during your testing:

  • Blood test
  • Urinalysis
  • EKG
  • Blood pressure check
  • Chest X-ray

Scheduling your appointment

You will receive a phone call from an NCH representative to schedule your PAT appointment as well as pre-register you for your procedure or surgery. Be sure to contact your insurance company prior to your procedure to verify whether pre-certification is needed. Depending on your insurance plan, separate pre-certification may be required for your procedure, your doctor, and your anesthesiologist.

If you have questions about pre-admission testing, please call 847.618.7250.

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Last Updated 04/10/2009