Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring with me to the hospital?

We ask all of our patients to bring their home medications with them in the original containers. It is very important that we get an accurate list of medications you are currently taking. This includes over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements.

You will also need to bring your insurance card, Medicare card, and any paperwork the doctor’s office may have given you pertaining to your hospital visit or surgery. It is very important to update your current information with each visit to make sure the proper information is submitted with your insurance claim. Your Pre-admit nurse will inform you of any other items that you might need to bring.

How can I find out if my insurance is accepted?

We accept most major insurance carriers. If your carrier is not included in the list below, call us or your physician’s office for verification.

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • United Health Care
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Terrebonne Parish School District
  • Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government
  • State Employee Group Benefits

How do I find out if my doctor can perform my surgery at PMC?

Please check our physician directory. The directory is listed both alphabetically and by specialty. You can also call PMC at (985) 853.1390.

Which entrance do I come in?

We have three entrances. The front entrance is for surgery patients on the day of surgery only. The middle entrance (on the right side) is for patients coming in for Pre-admit, in-patient admissions, laboratory services, or to pay a bill. The last entrance on the right side is for Radiology services. Each entrance has a drive-thru canopy to accommodate limited mobility or inclement weather conditions. Wheelchairs are available at all entrances.

Should I take my normal medications the day of my surgery?

Your doctor or a nurse will give you specific directions regarding your medications during a pre-operative phone call. Don’t forget to mention any use of blood thinners (i.e. Plavix, Asprin, etc.) during pre-operative consultations.

Do I need a ride to and from my surgery?

Yes, you will. Due to anesthesia, you will not be permitted to drive for 24 hours after your surgery

What will I do with my personal belongings?

After changing, all of your belongings will be safely stored in the pre-operative area. Remember to leave anything of value at home. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.