Special Services

Advance Directives/Living Will

The hospital encourages patients to make their wishes known regarding use of extraordinary support measures and other patient treatment choices. Upon admission, you will receive an advanced directives form from the state of North Carolina and a copy will be placed in your medical record. If you are interested in receiving information about living wills/advanced directives, please tell your nurse.

ATM Services Bank Machines

For your convenience, an automated teller machine, provided by Wells Fargo, is located just off the main lobby by the cashier's office.

Mail and Flowers

Your mail and flowers will be delivered each day by a Frye volunteer during your stay. Any mail that arrives after you leave the hospital will be forwarded to your home address. You may send outgoing mail from your room by giving it to one of our volunteers. Stamps are sold in the hospital gift shop.


Newspapers may be purchased from vending machines located at the main entrance of the hospital. To purchase a newspaper, call the volunteer desk at 3195 and a volunteer will deliver it to your room.

Notary Public

The services of a notary public for healthcare power of attorney and living wills are free of charge. For assistance in these areas, please notify your nurse.

For the Hearing Impaired

Interpreters and other special devices for the hearing impaired are available if needed. Please contact your nurse who will make arrangements for you.


Interpreters are available in the hospital for those who do not speak English. Frye Regional also subscribes to Wavetech Industry's language services which provides interpreter resources. The nurses on the units can make these arrangements for you.

Ethics Committee

The hospital recognizes that healthcare choices involve difficult and complex decisions and that questions or differences of opinion may arise which cannot be easily resolved. Therefore, the hospital has a committee to help patients, their family members, and healthcare providers decide these issues. The committee consists of physicians, nurses, a social worker, representatives from the community, a lawyer, and a hospital chaplain. Please tell your nurse if you have an issue for the Ethics Committee.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

A patient or visitor who has a complaint related to ADA should contact the Ethics and Compliance Officer.