We appreciate the opportunity to care for you and your family members. This information is designed to help you understand the process that occurs when you are scheduled for surgery or a procedure either as an outpatient or an inpatient.

Pre-Admission Testing

If your physician requires pre-admission testing, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital provides services for lab, electrocardiogram (EKG) and X-ray. Your physician will inform you if pre-admission testing is necessary. The Pre-Admission Department will contact you to arrange an appointment. If you have any questions or concerns, please call (772) 567-4311, ext. 2135.

For pre-admission testing, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to register. Parking for pre-admission testing is located on the south side of the hospital using the Patient Pavilion entrance.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your Pre-Admission registration time. If your procedure does not require pre-admission testing, you will be informed which of the hospital entrances to use.

  • Patient Pavilion Entrance next to the Emergency Room —is used for preoperative screening, outpatient procedures such as colonoscopies, radiologic procedures and cardiac catheterizations.
  • Outpatient Surgery Entrance on the side of 37th Street—is used for surgical procedures.

Pre-Admission Registration

We recommend you complete the registration paperwork in the convenience of your own home. Please bring:

  • Insurance card
  • Co-payment, if necessary
  • Completed registration forms
  • Photo ID card or driver’s license

Outpatient Endoscopy/Special Procedures arrive at the Patient Pavilion entrance on the south side of the hospital at the time designated. Please use the phone located on the desk at the left of the entrance and call ext. 4013. A hospital representative will greet you and begin the registration process. After registration, you will be escorted to your appropriate procedural area.


On the day of procedure, if you are to be admitted to the hospital following your procedure, you may leave your personal belongings with a significant other. If you are not staying overnight, you will need to have a family member or friend drive you home. If you live alone, you may need someone to stay with you at your home overnight. Please check with your physician in advance of your procedure. You will not be allowed to drive yourself home.

Preparation for Procedures

When you arrive, our professional staff will greet you. They will ask you questions about your medical history while preparing you for your procedure. You will be asked your name and date of birth several times throughout the day as a safety measure. At this time, one visitor may visit with you until you are taken back for your procedure. You can download a printable, step-by-step guide on how to prepare for your procedure here.

Registration Forms