You will need:

  • Your Ontario Health Card
  • All relevant private insurance information including the name, address and telephone number of your insurance provider and your insurance policy number.  Without extended health coverage you will be responsible for charges if you upgrade from a ward bed to semi-private or private accommodation.
  • Documentation for your Substitute Decision Maker, Power of Attorney, and a living will if you have made one
  • Written list of all prescription drugs and medications, and any over-the-counter medicines including herbal and natural medicines
  • All current medications in their original containers (preferably in a zip-lock bag), including eye drops and inhalers. These medications will be returned to you when you are discharged.

 What to bring:

  • Toiletries - soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, shampoo, denture care supplies, shaving supplies, deodorant. (Please note that all of our sites are 'fragrance-free' so ensure your toiletries are free of scent.)
  • Brush and comb
  • Eyeglasses and cleaning cloth
  • Facial tissues and feminine sanitary products
  • Nail clippers and nail file
  • Comfortable robe, pyjamas and slippers. Hospital gowns are provided but most people prefer to wear their own clothing.
  • Loose, comfortable clothing such as sweat suits if you will be undergoing rehabilitation
  • Magazines, books, pen and stationery
  • Small amount of money, not more than $20
  • Comfortable, non-slip walking shoes
  • Personal aids such as walkers and wheelchairs

 Do not bring:

  • Valuables such as jewelry, large amounts of cash or credit cards, laptops and other personal electronic devices, etc.  If your admission is unexpected, please send your valuables home.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Small electric devices such as radios or fans can't be used until they are inspected and approved by the Maintenance Department.  Please tell a member of your health care team if you have brought a device with you.
  • Flowers or plants

Please note MAHC is not responsible for lost or stolen items or damaged valuables.