Your comfort and confidence in your care is important to us
At Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, our patients and their families come first. That’s why we do everything we can to help you get better and stay healthy. This includes making your stay with us as comfortable and convenient as possible.
For questions about admissions, discharges or other patient services, call
When you arrive, your first step before any inpatient or outpatient procedure is to visit our admitting department. Our staff of knowledgeable registrars can help you complete the necessary forms while answering any questions you may have.
Admitting Department Hours
||Monday – Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(ask for Registration)
|All patients being admitted after Main Lobby is closed.
What should I bring?
You may want to bring the following items for your stay:
- Insurance card
- Current medications
- 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 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.
In partnership with Morrison Healthcare Food Service, Thomasville 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 Thomasville Medical Center permission to treat you and to release medical information concerning your treatment to the insurance company.
Patient rights and responsibilities
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 336-472-2000.
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:
- Foods to avoid with your medicines
- Use of equipment
- Available community services
- Care of your incision
- Daily activities
- Safety measures
- Follow-up appointments and care
- Pain management
- Financial concerns
- Lifestyle changes, such as stopping tobacco use
TMC to Home
Thomasville Medical Center is concerned about your well-being after your stay. That’s why we offer TMC to Home. This program helps patients recently admitted to the hospital successfully care for themselves once discharged.
We often assign specially trained case managers to assist patients who have recently been treated for congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / emphysema (COPD), diabetes, pneumonia or a heart attack. For more information about this program, contact case management at 336-474-3223.
If you have questions about admission, discharge or other patient services, call 336-474-3845 or 336-476-2442.