Admission & Patient Registration at Touro

Patient registration

The Admission/Patient Registration department is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. You can call our Reception Desk at 504.897.8546.

After hours service is provided through the Emergency Department Registration Area – you can call the Emergency Department at 504.897.8008.

Scheduling outpatient appointments

If you would like to request an appointment to have an outpatient Cardiology or Radiology procedure performed, please call 504.897.8885. The Scheduling Coordinator will request your personal information to get your appointment scheduled. Please also be prepared to provide the physician ordering the test or procedure, test or procedure being performed and the preferred date.

If you are a new patient please plan to arrive 35 minutes prior to your appointment time to register in the admitting department. Please bring your physician order, your insurance card and identification. If you are an existing patient please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to confirm your demographic information and provide current insurance policy numbers and cards.

Outpatient scheduling is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. Call 504.897.8885 to schedule outpatient cardiology and radiology procedures.

Surgery

Patients scheduled for inpatient or outpatient surgery must pre-register. This may be done the same day as the pre-operative testing.

Inpatient admission

Patients being admitted should report to the Emergency Department registration desk. Please be prepared to provide demographic and insurance information. Your insurance coverage and benefits will be verified. If your insurance requires pre-authorization, please notify your insurance company in advance of your admission. Patients will be requested to pay a deposit for deductibles, co-pays, or amounts not covered by insurance benefits.

Room assignment

Touro offers semi-private rooms, private rooms, and suites to our patients. Room assignments are made daily by the nursing department and are based on the patient's condition and medical necessity. Private rooms are assigned to patients when the medical condition deems necessary. We will attempt to accommodate any patient request for a private room or suite, based on availability. There is an additional charge per night for suites and private rooms. Patients are required to pay a deposit for a private room or suite.

Patient information

Visitors are encouraged to contact the Patient Information desk to obtain the room number or phone number of their friends or family members who are hospitalized at Touro Infirmary. The Patient Information desk is located on the first floor in the Foucher Street lobby of the hospital.

The phone number for Patient Information is 504.897.8680. Patient Information is staffed from 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday.