Admitting Information

Here’s some helpful information you’ll need to make your stay at Los Angeles Community Hospital at Bellflower a better experience. To facilitate being admitted to the hospital, please call and speak to an Intake Representative at (800) 565-0558.

Preparing for Your Stay

For your comfort and safety, there are several things to keep in mind prior to being admitted as a patient at our hospital.

For example:

  • Do not wear jewelry, and remove all body piercings at home.
  • Leave all valuables and money at home.
  • Do not bring laptops, and we are not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones.
  • Bring a list of your medications as well as a list of those to which you are allergic.
  • Personal hygiene items will be provided by the hospital.

Advance Directive

This is a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment. Its purpose is to ensure those wishes are carried out should a patient be unable to communicate them to a healthcare provider.

Usually, an advance directive includes both a Declaration and a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare in one document. Having both is the strongest basis for legal enforcement. Should you have any questions about advance directives, a member of the Social Services team will assist you.

As a patient, you have the right to have your written statement of your wishes regarding medical treatment. Its purpose is to ensure those wishes are carried out should you be unable to communicate them to a healthcare provider.

If you have healthcare concerns, ask to speak with the Charge Nurse or someone from Administration. We want all matters and issues resolved before you leave the hospital.

Social Workers on the Behavioral Health Unit act as advocates and advisors, assisting patients, getting answers to questions, managing crises, and directing patients to needed resources. They also are available to advise caregivers, counsel patients, and help plan for a patient’s needs after discharge by arranging for after-care services.

Billing

As a patient at Los Angeles Community Hospital at Bellflower, you have the right to understand our billing processes, and how our financial counselors can be of assistance to you. If you have any questions or concerns about your bill, please let us know at (800) 404-6627.

Please note that you may get more than one statement for services received. To meet federal and state billing regulations, we must align the cost of different services to providers, staff and supplies. This can result in multiple, separate billings for a single date of service. It can also lead to more than one statement.

Working together, we can keep the billing process as simple as possible.

Patient Portal

Our Patient Portal allows you to access your patient information online. To find out how, speak to your Social Worker.