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What to Bring, What to Leave at Home

What to bring

  • Photo ID
  • Current medications in their original labeled containers
  • Health insurance card
  • Personal care products
  • Reading and writing materials
  • Small amount of cash for vending machines
  • List of important contacts
  • Cards, books, other “time-passers”
  • Change of clothes for discharge

Additional items to bring if you are having a baby

  • Camera 
  • Batteries/charger 
  • Outfit for taking the baby home 
  • Nursing bra  
  • Baby bag 
  • Car seat 

 What to leave home

  • Valuables (jewelry, purse, etc.)  
  • Medications or drugs (without doctor's prescription)
  • Electrical appliances

South Shore Hospital is not responsible for lost personal belongings. However, please bring your co-payment if due — cash, check, or credit card accepted.


South Shore MyChart Patient Portal

Introducing South Shore MyChart, the new and improved Patient Portal.

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