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A Guide for Patients and Families

Going Home


Going HomeWhen your physician determines that you are ready to leave the hospital, our staff members work together to make your transition from hospital to home as smooth as possible. Our nursing team, with the assistance of our social workers, determine what (if any) services you may need upon discharge and make all necessary arrangements. This may include physical therapy, nutritional guidance, or special medical equipment.

To avoid any last minute confusion, it is best to make arrangements for your ride home the day before you are discharged. The person who is picking you up should plan on arriving at the hospital prior to 10am the day of your discharge and park in the “Visitor” parking garage located on New Scotland Avenue. Parking is complimentary on the day of arrival and discharge, so please be sure to have your friend or family member pick up a free parking voucher at the nursing station before leaving the unit.


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Albany Medical Center’s physician practice is the largest physician group practice in northeastern New York. It includes specialists and sub-specialists in an array of medical fields including pediatric and primary care, cardiology, internal medicine, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, pediatric subspecialties, pulmonary, rheumatology, neurology, surgery, Ob/Gyn, orthopedics, infectious disease, pediatric oncology, psychiatry, allergy, plastic surgery, obesity surgery, nephrology, and more. The practice’s physicians are ready and able to provide you with the care you need and offer services not available elsewhere in the region. Physicians see patients at Albany Medical Center’s Physicians Pavilion, as well as other locations in Albany and surrounding communities.

To find a physician, visit our Physician Directory.

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