Understanding the admissions process at Gulf Coast Health Care in Florida and Mississippi.

gchc staff in reception areaDuring the admissions process, the caring associates at Gulf Coast Health Care centers will help you get to know all of the center’s directors, and we encourage you to speak with them for any reason. We’ll also provide you with information about the state’s resources, and we’ll discuss a number of important items, including:

  • Your patient rights
  • Your financial obligations
  • Our center’s services and amenities

Documentation we will need during admission.

Upon you or your loved one’s admission, we’ll also have several documents to be signed, if they haven’t been previously completed and signed. We’ll explain the documents to you during the admissions process, and we encourage you to ask questions.

It’s helpful to have a family member or legal representative with you to help complete the admissions documents that apply to you. While we need your signature on all admissions paperwork, a legal representative may be able to sign on your behalf if you’re unable to sign because of a limitation.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED UPON ADMISSION
INSURANCE
CARDS
ADVANCE
DIRECTIVE
IDENTIFICATION

Medicare

Medicaid

Prescription Drug Cards

Private Plan

Managed Care

Living Will

Health Care Proxy

Power of Attorney

Durable Power of Attorney

Guardianship

Social Security Card

Photo I.D.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED UPON ADMISSION
INSURANCE
CARDS

Medicare

Medicaid

Prescription Drug Cards

Private Plan

Managed Care

 

ADVANCE
DIRECTIVE

Living Will

Health Care Proxy

Power of Attorney

Durable Power of Attorney

Guardianship

 

IDENTIFICATION

Social Security Card

Photo I.D.

 

 

More information about what to bring when you check in.

For photo identification, acceptable forms include driver’s license, state identification card, military ID and passport. Also remember to bring several changes of clothing, including sleeping garments, well-fitting shoes and slippers, and undergarments. In addition, don’t forget personal hygiene products, such as shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, shaving kit, etc.

Please consider labeling your clothing and personal items. We discourage keeping jewelry, important documents, large sums of money and other valuables with you during your stay. We do understand that certain items may be needed during your stay, and Gulf Coast Health Care personnel make every reasonable effort to safeguard your personal property and valuables should you choose to keep them in your possession.

We’re here to help you in any way we can!

As experienced, hands-on caregivers, we’re well aware that getting admitted to rehabilitation, nursing or a senior living center can sometimes be a difficult time for you and your family. Also, it’s easy to get confused about your financial responsibilities during your stay with us. We are staffed with knowledgeable personnel happy to answer any of your financial questions. Once benefits have been determined, a business office associate will review your financial responsibilities with you and/or a patient representative. To get more details about paying for care, click here.

To contact Gulf Coast Health Care, visit our Locations page to find the number for a specific center near you.