Pre-Operative Screening Clinic
At the clinic, the patients performs all pre-operative tests and makes arrangements in preparation for surgery so that on the day itself, they can be admitted directly to the relevant department.
The Admissions Department will arrange an appointment for you for this clinic. On the day of the appointment, you should first go to the Patient Admissions Office on the 4th floor with a hospitalization payment guarantee for your Kupat Cholim or private insurance (or any other method of payment). You will undergo the necessary tests and receive a date for your surgery.
Admittance for 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 doctor.
• 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 doctor (if required)
• All the relevant medical documents you have, including imaging scans
• An updated list of your regular medication
The department will provide you with basic items such as a towel and pajamas. The hospital does not provide toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, shampoo, shaving instruments, deodorant, slippers, bath robe etc. Please bring whatever you need. A storage case is provided for dentures.
We also recommend bringing a box for storing accessories such as glasses and watches.
Please avoid bringing valuables such as jewelry, items of sentimental value and non-essential documents.
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.
Department physicians will always try to inform the patient or their family members of the forthcoming discharge in advance. The discharging nurse will give the patient or a family member a discharge letter/summary and prescriptions, if necessary. This letter serves as medical documentation for your own doctor and your work. Please ensure you have this document upon leaving the hospital.
Before being discharged, the nurse will give you instructions about follow-up treatment.
If you are asked to come to the clinic for a follow-up, you will need to schedule an appointment at the Appointments Center (02-6555999) or directly through the clinic. This is your responsibility. You must provide a separate payment guarantee (Tofes 17) for this visit.
Surgical Day Hospital
Surgeries that do not require overnight hospitalization are performed in the Surgical Day Hospital.
After receiving the doctor'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 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 and any relevant images (X-ray, MRI, etc).
On the day of the surgery, please come to the Surgical Day Hospital reception desk located on the 2nd floor.
Following the procedure, you will be provided with a discharge letter.
If you are asked to come to the Outpatients Clinic for a follow-up, you will need to schedule an appointment at the Appointments Center (02-6555999) or directly through the clinic.