What to do during a day admission?
With a day admission, you are admitted to the hospital, but you can leave the hospital the same day (no overnight stay).
A day admission should not be confused with outpatient care in a hospital. Examples of outpatient care:
- consultations, examinations (e.g. radiography, scan) or treatments without admission;
- examinations and treatments in the emergency department.
- Always take your electronic identity card or ISI + card and some yellow stickers with you.
- Make a list of the medications you take at home.
- Agree with your doctor which medical documents you need to bring with you.
- Just as with an overnight admission, you must complete and sign an admission statement, read it carefully.
- The hospital receives reimbursement from the health insurance for the costs it incurs (e.g. occupying a bed, using the operating room). You do not have to pay a personal share for this.
- Unlike an overnight stay, no lump sum reimbursable medicines are invoiced.
- The same arrangement applies to room supplements as for an overnight stay .
- Supplementary fees may never be charged in a shared room or double room.
- If you choose a single room , any doctor may charge additional fees, except:
- if the patient's health condition requires a single room
- when admitted to a single room because no other room type is available
- upon admission to the emergency department or intensive care unit
- when a child is admitted with an accompanying parent and if the parent has not signed a document expressly requesting a single room.
- Depending on the treatment, specific lump sums may also be charged.
Medicines and other costs
The medicines consumed are charged per product. You pay it:
- co-payment for reimbursable medicines;
- full amount for the non-reimbursable medicines.