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VA San Diego Healthcare System

Discharge Procedures

Early during your stay, your health care team will talk to you about your after hospitalization care needs, anticipated discharge date, and how to receive your follow-up care.

If supplies are needed at time of discharge, the discharge nurse will review them with you. If medication is prescribed, it can be picked up at the outpatient pharmacy as you leave the hospital.

If you are on a special diet, a dietitian will counsel you and your family on how to follow your diet at home.


Lost and Found

If you have lost any personal items during your stay, tell your health care team. You may also call our Lost and Found Office at (858) 642-3323.


Survey of Healthcare Experience of Patients

You may be contacted for feedback about your stay shortly after your discharge. Your comments will help us to continue to meet our goal of providing quality health care to our veteran patients and family. It is important that we have your correct phone number at time of discharge, especially if you will not be going to your own home.


Patient Information

Patient Information
  Eligibility & Enrollment 
  Make, Change or Cancel and Appointment 
New Veteran Orientation 
  Advance Directives 
  Patient Education 
  Customer Service 
  Discharge 
  Billing and Insurance 
Veterans Transportation (Travel Benefits Program) 
  Release of Information 
Patient Rights & Responsibilities 

Related Links

VA Health Care Eligibility