Your Discharge
When your doctor decides you are ready to leave the hospital, he or she will write a discharge order for you. Please arrange for a family member or friend to help in your departure from the hospital. Your doctor and nurse will give you instructions about post-hospital care. If you have any questions about your diet, activities, or other matters, please be sure to ask at this time. 

Checkout Time
Checkout time is usually 11 a.m. on most units, however, checkout time depends on when your discharge orders are written by your physician.

Before you leave the hospital, make sure to double check closets and drawers for items that that you may have left behind. If you have stored any items in the hospital safe, please notify your nurse.

After You Are Discharged
There are occasions when patients need additional treatment or care after they are discharged from the hospital. To meet the special needs of these patients, Frye Regional Medical Center offers some specific options:

Frye Home Health Services is a full services Medicare/Medicaid-certified home care agency that supplies nurses, physical, speech, and occupational therapists, medical social workers, and home health aides for home health care. Frye Home health provides services to Catawba, Burke, Iredell, Alexander, Cleveland, Caldwell, and Lincoln counties. For more information, call 828-324-3025.

American Home Patient, a durable medical equipment company accredited by the Joint Commission , is an option available to patients which provides a wide range of medical equipment supplies and oxygen therapy equipment to patients in their homes. For more information, call 828-324-4504.

Frye Regional Medical Center works together with area palliative care and hospice agencies for home-based care to provide comfort and quality care when an illness no longer responds to an aggressive treatment.