Admission Process

We've made our admission process simple to ensure your initial experience with St. Vincent's HealthCare is a pleasant one. To minimize check-in time in admitting, we conduct many admission interviews by telephone prior to your arrival.

On the day of admission, please arrange for a friend or relative to bring you to the hospital. Enter through the main entrance of the campus you’re attending. Wheelchairs are available, if needed. Valet parking is also available at St. Vincent's Riverside and Southside for patients who have limited ability to walk. If you require further assistance, please ask the security ambassadors stationed outside our front entrances. 

When You Arrive

When you arrive at the hospital, an admitting associate will help you with consent forms and verification of your insurance coverage, all of which are necessary for your hospital record.

You will be given an identification wristband to wear at all times. The ID band provides our associates with positive identification, which helps in our efforts to keep you safe. Our staff will frequently check your ID band during your stay.

After the admission process is complete, you will be taken to your room or directed to the department that is expecting you. Please note that minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.