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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 Hospital's MyHealth Patient Portal

You can expect changes to your MyHealth account as South Shore Hospital transitions to the new South Shore MyChart portal.


Important Information About Parking and Directions During Construction