Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital

Patient information

a department of Presbyterian Medical Center

You are our number one priority

At Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, we provide you and your loved ones with quality medical care with the added value of comfort and convenience.

For more information regarding our admissions services, call


What should I bring?

You may want to bring the following items for your stay:

  • Insurance card
  • Sleepwear
  • Robe and slippers
  • Grooming items (toothbrush, comb)
  • Glasses and glasses case
  • Contacts and containers
  • Dentures and containers

Please mark all personal items with your name in case they are misplaced. Even though our healthcare professionals will take care with personal belongings, we cannot be responsible for the loss or damage of personal items. 

Should I bring valuables?  Please leave all valuables, including jewelry and cash, at home. If you accidentally bring these items to the hospital, they can be stored in the hospital safe. If you have any security concerns or observe suspicious behavior, please contact the hospital operator by dialing zero and a security officer will be notified immediately. 

Patient dining

In partnership with Morrison Healthcare Food Service, Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital is working to redefine hospital food. To accomplish this, we have created the Great Living Menu. This program helps patients discover that eating healthy can also be delicious. We use fresh, wholesome ingredients that treat your taste buds and your body. We take it a step further by teaching patients how to continue making these healthy choices once they return home.

Our food services are available through the Catering to You system. With Catering to You, we provide personal, restaurant-style service, with a nutrition expert available to discuss menu choices when taking your order. 

Will I need to give consent for treatment?

During admission, you will be asked to sign a Conditions of Admission form to grant Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital permission to treat you and to release medical information concerning your treatment to the insurance company.

Patient rights and responsibilities 

When you arrive you will also be made aware of your rights and responsibilities as a patient, as well as our privacy policy. 

Prior to your hospital admittance, you should complete what is known as an advance directive. This legal document will help your doctors and loved ones make important decisions about your health should you be unable to speak for yourself. 

Included in an advance directive is: 
  • A written description of the medical care you would or would not want in the future if you are unable to speak for yourself. This description should be based on your personal values and what is important to you. 

  • The name of someone who will make healthcare decisions for you if you cannot make them for yourself. 

An advance directive is also known by the following terms:

  • Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (DPAHC) 
  • Declaration of Physicians (Natural Death Act) 
  • Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) 
  • Living Will Medical Care Decisions 


Your doctor will determine when you are ready to go home and will provide you with written authorization of discharge. At that time, your doctor or nurse will review any instructions for follow-up care with you and provide you with a copy of these instructions. Your discharge plan may include information about: 

  • Medications 
  • Foods to avoid with your medications
  • Use of equipment 
  • Available community services 
  • Care of your incision 
  • Activities of daily living 
  • Safety measures 
  • Follow-up appointments and care 
  • Special diet 
  • Activity 
  • Pain management 
  • Financial concerns 
  • Lifestyle changes, such as stopping tobacco use 

Discharge time is approximately 11 AM and we ask that you plan to have a friend or family member available to take you home at time of discharge.

If you have questions about your discharge, please call our medical resource management department at 704-384-4277.