Presbyterian Medical Center

Patient information

Your comfort and confidence in your care is important to us

At Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, our patients and their families come first. That’s why we do everything we can to help you get better and stay better – and that includes making your stay with us as stress-free as possible.

For more information regarding our admissions services, call


When you arrive, we want your stay to be as easy and comfortable as possible. Your first step before any inpatient or outpatient procedure is to visit our admitting department, which is staffed with helpful and knowledgeable registrars who can help you complete the necessary forms while answering any questions you may have.

What should I bring?

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

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

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

Admitting department locations and hours
Location Hours
Main Lobby Monday-Friday: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.   
Saturday: 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Emergency Department   
(Ask for Registration)
Monday-Friday: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.   
Saturday: 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. 
Sunday: 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Patient dining

In partnership with Morrison Healthcare Food Service, Presbyterian Medical Center 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 or our Dining On Call system. With Catering to You , we provide personal, restaurant-style service, with a nutrition expert discussing menu choices and taking your order. With Dining on Call , you can order meals when you’re ready to eat, with delivery within 45 minutes by a member of our friendly, professional staff.

Will I need to give consent for treatment?

During admission, you will be asked to sign a Conditions of Admission form to grant Presbyterian Medical Center 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 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

For more information regarding our admissions services, call 704-384-4000.


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 medicines 
  • 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 a.m. 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.