Patient Admissions

Upon Admission

All hospital services require that you register.
Admission Steps and Important Forms:
  1. Check in at Admitting/Registration
  2. Bring with you:
  3. Discuss financial payments
  4. Review paperwork and sign the Consent Form For Admission

Patients with Special Needs

Natividad Medical Center is accessible to all persons with disabilities. If you have a special need or disability which requires help, please inform our staff. If possible, let us know before you arrive for admission.


Please see the Maps, Directions & Parking page for information on getting here.

What do I bring to the Hospital?

When you check in Natividad Medical Center provides patients with:
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Comb
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Gown
  • Pajamas
  • Slippers
Bring with you to the hospital:
(Please put your name on items brought from home)
  • Special Toiletries (shaver, special soaps, etc.)
  • Robe
  • A small amount of cash ($10 or less)
  • Medical devices, such as hearing aids, dentures, eyeglasses, or contact lenses
  • A telephone calling card for long-distance calls (toll calls cannot be charged to your hospital bill)
  • List of current medications
Do not bring:
  • Jewelry
  • Credit cards
  • Keys
  • Wallets
  • Important papers
  • Prescription medications
  • Cell Phones
  • Personal Electronic Devices

Natividad Medical Center assumes no responsibility for personal property the patient keeps in their room.

Advance Directive

As a patient you have a right to make healthcare decisions and to have the doctors and medical team caring for you to know and honor your decisions. An advance directive can protect this right if you ever become mentally or physically unable to choose or communicate your wishes due to an injury or illness.

  • There are several benefits to having an advance directive:
    • It protects your right to make medical choices that can affect your life
    • It may minimize the stress and responsibility on family members from having to make medical decisions for you
    • It provides guidelines to the physician(s) involved in your care
    • List of current medications

The Patient Self-Determination Act and the Healthcare Decision Law require hospitals to ask all admitted patients whether they have completed an Advance Directive. This document communicates your wishes regarding treatment in the event you are unable to speak for yourself. You may change any portion of the Power of Attorney for Healthcare by telling your physician about your new decisions or wishes.

Download Advance Directive PDFsForm (English), Form (Spanish), Brochure (English)

For more information on an Advance Directive the operator at (831) 755-4111 can connect you with a Natividad social worker.


Natividad Medical Center • 1441 Constitution Blvd. • Salinas, CA 93906 • (831) 755-4111