What To Bring

A list of your medications including dosage and times. If you bring your medication bottles instead of a list, please make arrangements for a family member or friend to take them home.

  • A list of your allergies.
  • Advance Directives about your health care. Download the forms here (www.cottagehealthsystem.org) or call the hospital to obtain a form:  (805) 569-7495
  • Any forms the doctor gives you to bring.
  • Toothbrush / toothpaste, shampoo, comb, etc.
  • Your glasses or contact lenses and supplies.
  • Robe, non-skid slippers, and loose fitting clothes.
  • Your photo identification, insurance and / or Medicare cards, required forms or deposits.
  • Any assistive device (cane, walker, etc.) that you currently use. Please label with your name and address.


What To Leave At Home

  • Electrical appliances.
  • Valuables: jewelry, money, credit cards. (Cottage Health System cannot assume
    responsibility for lost or damaged personal property