Patient and Visitor Information

Thank you for trusting Irwin County Hospital to take care of you during your time of need. We look forward to providing you with the highest level of quality care. Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to making your visit as pleasant as possible. Below is information about our hospital. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us anytime.

Inpatient Services


Your admission to Irwin County Hospital will be arranged in advance, if possible, by your doctor. If admitted from your doctor’s office, they will tell you when to arrive at the registration department. It is important that you arrive timely, especially if surgery is scheduled for the next morning, so any necessary tests can be completed.  For more information, CONTACT US.

Before you Arrive

  • Pre-Certification: Most insurance plans require pre-certification for non-emergency visits to the hospital. It is the patient’s responsibility to get pre-certification from the insurance provider. Click here for Pre-Cert Services.
  • What to Bring: You will need only a few personal items such as a bathrobe, slippers, sleepwear, and toiletries. The hospital will provide a gown and other items you need. Bring currently prescribed home medications, as well as supplements, i.e. herbals and other over-the-counter medications.
  • Valuables: We recommend that you do not bring valuables with you. We cannot be responsible for them, so we ask that you leave them at home or have a family member take them when they leave to go home. We are also not responsible for dentures, eyeglasses, hearing aids or other personal items of this nature.

Upon arrival to Irwin County Hospital, please present to the registration desk and they will contact your nurse to assure your room is ready. To complete your registration, please bring the following items with you: health insurance card(s), photo identification (driver’s license, etc.), physician’s order and list of current medications. After completion of the registration process, a member of our staff will escort you to your room. Patient care rooms include private and semi-private medical care rooms.

Inpatient Medical and Post-surgical care include:  antepartum and postpartum care, geriatric care, post-surgical care, pediatric care, specialty isolation, telemetry monitoring, management of critical infusions, acute illness and various other maladies.

Labor & Delivery

Over the last few decades, Irwin County Hospital has delivered more than 10,000 babies into the world, but our story is your bundle of joy. So whether your pregnancy journey begins — whether its general obstetrical care or challenges related to infertility — we invite you to experience the personalized care that’s been the Irwin County standard for decades.We offer expertise and a multi-disciplinary team approach to care, including obstetricians, nurses and highly-specialized experts. From the moment you enter our doors, until the day you leave for home with your new baby, you’ll be given compassionate care in a small community.

Labor and Delivery Checklist

To help you and your family prepare, here are some suggested steps to prepare you for this journey.

During Your First Trimester

  • Consider taking prenatal vitamins

  • Discontinue any unhealthy activities such as tobacco or alcohol use

During Your Second Trimester

  • Schedule your associated ultrasounds on our new equipment

  • Research child care options if needed or desired. It’s never too early.

  • Prepare the baby’s room. Don’t forget the diapers

  • Speak with your Employer regarding family/medical-maternity leave options and complete required paperwork

During Your Third Trimester

  • Begin to speak with your Doctor regarding your birth plan

  • Select a pediatrician for the many first-year visits

  • Pre-register for your hospital stay, CLICK HERE

  • Finish your baby nursery & purchase baby essentials

  • Install your car seat

Two Weeks Before Your Due Date

  • Select a name for your baby

  • Pack your hospital bag, which may include the following items:

    • Any pre-registration forms, CLICK HERE
    • Health insurance card
    • Nightgown / bathrobe / pajamas
    • Non-skid slippers
    • Support or nursing bras
    • Toiletries/makeup
    • Baby outfit for the ride home
    • Telephone numbers, addresses and birth announcements for spreading the good news, don’t forget to post to our Facebook Page!

Nursery Services

After the birth of your child, your next question is where my baby will be cared for. Just off from patient rooms is a complete nursery unit, with nursery staff ready to care for your new bundle of joy. To ensure mom and baby have adequate bonding time, newborns are placed in the room with their new moms and caring is shared by mom and nurse depending on the baby’s needs. Rest is also critical to a healthy recovery and nursery care for your baby is always available to allow mom the rest needed. New moms may also desire to begin a regime of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding as part of your birth plan will be supported and prepared for by our staff, including techniques and suggestions as desired.

During your stay, our nursery RNs are available not just as a support to your baby, but as a support for your breastfeeding needs as well. For more information, CLICK HERE.