Pre-Operative Screening Clinic
The clinic performs all the necessary tests and arrangements in preparation for the surgery so on the day of the operation the patients can be admitted directly to the relevant department. The appointment for this clinic is set by the admitting department. On the day of the appointment, you should first go to the Patient Admissions Office on the 4th floor with a payment guarantee for hospitalization from your Kuppat Cholim or private insurance (or any other method of payment). While at the clinic During the day you will undergo pre-operative examinations and receive a date for your surgery.
Admittance for a Planned Hospitalization
On the day of your hospitalization, you first need to visit the Patient Admissions Office on the 4th floor with your hospitalization referral. After being admitted, you will be directed to the relevant department.
Patient Admissions Office hours: Sunday-Thursday, 7am-6pm; Friday, 7am-12pm
What should you bring?
• A hospitalization referral form from your physician.
• A payment guarantee from your Kupat Cholim (Tofes 17) or your insurance company, or any other means of payment (cash, check, credit card.)
• Identification (Teudat Zehut or valid passport)
• A letter from the referring physician (if required)
• All the medical documents you have, including relevant imaging scans
• An updated list of regularly administered medication
Basic items needed for your personal use will be provided by the relevant department such as a towel and pajamas. However we recommend you bring personal hygiene items that the hospital doesn't provide, such as toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, shampoo, shaving instruments, deodorant, slippers and a bath robe. A storage case is provided for dentures.
You should also bring a box for storing personal accessories such as glasses and your watch.
Please avoid bringing valuables such as jewelry, items of sentimental value and non-essential documents. You should leave such items in the care of family members for the duration of your hospital stay.
Shaare Zedek Medical Center is not responsible for any damage, loss or theft of patients' personal belongings, including valuables, clothes, toiletries, prosthetics of all kinds etc.
The department physicians will try to inform the patient or their family members ahead of planned discharge. A discharge paper/summary and prescriptions will be given to the patient or a family member by the discharging nurse. This paper/summary serves as a medical documentation for your physician and your work place. Please ensure that this document is with you upon leaving the hospital.
Before being discharged, you will receive instructions from the nurse about follow-up treatment.
If you were asked to come to the clinic for a follow-up, you will need to schedule an appointment via the appointment center (02-6555999) or directly at the clinic. Please be advised that scheduling this appointment is the patient's responsibility.
For this clinic visit, a separate payment guarantee (Tofes 17) must be provided.
Surgical Day Hospital
Surgeries that do not necessitate overnight hospitalization are performed in the Surgical Day Hospital.
After receiving the physician's referral letter, the secretary of the Day Hospital will contact the patient to schedule a pre-operation and a surgery appointment. Not all patients require pre-operative examinations.
If pre-operative examinations are required, you will be asked to please come to the reception desk of the Pre-Operative Surgical Day Hospital located on the 5th floor with: payment guarantees for pre-operation and hospitalization, results of examinations the physician requested, and any relevant images (X-ray, MRI, etc).
On the day of the surgery, please come to the reception desk of the Surgical Day Hospital located on the 2nd floor.
Following the procedure, you will be provided with a discharge letter.
If you are asked to come to the outpatient clinic for a follow-up, you will need to schedule an appointment via the appointment center (02-6555999) or directly at the clinic. Please be advised that scheduling this appointment is the patient's responsibility.