Preparing For Your VisitThank you for choosing North Valley Hospital for your in-patient or out-patient medical care.

Out-patient procedures may include Imaging, Laboratory Tests or Same-Day Surgeries.

In-patient care includes visits lasting 24 hours or longer where you are admitted to an in-patient room in the Medical/Surgical/Pediatric area or The Birth Center. Learn more about our The Birth Center.

 

Patient Forms and Manuals

Insurance Plans Accepted

Common Procedure Pricing

In-Patient Information:

Arriving for Your In-Patient Visit:

 

What to Bring:

Important papers you MUST have:

  • Medical insurance cards
  • Photo ID
  • Name and address of employer
  • Name, address and telephone number of closest family member
  • List of all medications you are currently taking
  • Advance Directive (Living Will) and Durable Power of Attorney

 

You may WANT to bring:

  • Nightwear, robe, rubber-soled slippers (hospital gowns and slippers are available)
  • Personal toiletries (makeup, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, dentures, etc)
  • Reading materials and your address book
  • Phone calling card or cell phone
  • Laptop, headphones, CD’s, DVD’s

 

For children, you may WANT to bring:

  • Comfortable nightclothes (child-size gowns are available)
  • A few special toys
  • Coloring books, crayons, books, etc

 

Preparing for Your In-Patient Surgery:

  • Nothing to eat after midnight (including gum and candy).
  • Your oral intake is very important for your surgery. If these instructions are not followed, your surgery may be cancelled.
  • You may have clear liquids 4 hours prior to your arrival time at the hospital such as coffee without creamer, tea, water or apple juice. (NO MILK OR MILK PRODUCTS AND NO PULP IN JUICE)
  • No smoking, chewing tobacco, or alcohol 24 hours prior to surgery.
  • Shower the night before and the morning of surgery using an anti-bacterial soap.
  • Wear loose fitting clothes.
  • Please remove all jewelry before coming to the hospital and leave at home – this includes all body piercings.
  • If you wear contacts, remove them and bring your eye glasses.
  • Please leave valuables at home or with a loved one.
  • Bring copies of Advanced Directives and/or Living Wills if copies are not already on file with North Valley Hospital.
  • All female patients who have begun menses and have not been menopausal for one year or had a tubal ligation or hysterectomy will have a urine pregnancy test performed the day of surgery.
  • If you use an inhaler or wear a c-pap please bring these with you the day of surgery.

 

Please understand that surgery times are approximate and may vary based on the surgical schedule.

 

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT A RESPONSIBLE PERSON DRIVE YOU HOME AT THE TIME OF DISCHARGE AND A RESPONSIBLE PERSON NEEDS TO REMAIN WITH YOU FOR 24 HOURS FOLLOWING DISCHARGE.

 

To verify the time you are scheduled to be at the hospital for your surgery, please call 406-863-3574 between the hours of 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Main Phone: 406-863-3500
Pre-Admissions (PAT): 406-863-3687
Surgery Phone: 406-863-3574

 

A note about Patient Billing and Deposits:

North Valley Hospital accepts a wide variety of health insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid, Champus/TRICARE, and private insurance providers. Please note the following:

  • After we check you insurance status, you may be asked for a deposit at time of service.
  • You may receive multiple statements and bills for your services. Some services are billed separately from hospital charges including those from the Radiologist, Pathologist, and other specialists.

If you have questions about insurance, billing and deposits, please contact Patient Financial Services at 406-863-3567 or 406-863-3727.

Out-Patient Information:

Arriving for Your Out-Patient Visit:

If your visit is pre-scheduled (not via the Emergency Department), please check in at the Main Reception Desk at the north end of the hospital for the location of where to register depending on the reason for your visit.

 

What to Bring:

  • Medical insurance cards
  • Photo ID
  • Name and address of employer
  • Name, address and telephone number of closest family member
  • List of all medications you are currently taking

 

Preparing for Your Out-Patient Surgery:

  • Nothing to eat after midnight (including gum and candy).
  • Your oral intake is very important for your surgery. If these instructions are not followed, your surgery may be cancelled.
  • You may have clear liquids 4 hours prior to your arrival time at the hospital such as coffee without creamer, tea, water or apple juice. (NO MILK OR MILK PRODUCTS AND NO PULP IN JUICE)
  • No smoking, chewing tobacco, or alcohol 24 hours prior to surgery.
  • Shower the night before and the morning of surgery using an anti-bacterial soap.
  • Wear loose fitting clothes.
  • Please remove all jewelry before coming to the hospital and leave at home – this includes all body piercings.
  • If you wear contacts, remove them and bring your eye glasses.
  • Please leave valuables at home or with a loved one.
  • Bring copies of Advanced Directives and/or Living Wills if copies are not already on file with North Valley Hospital.
  • All female patients who have begun menses and have not been menopausal for one year or had a tubal ligation or hysterectomy will have a urine pregnancy test performed the day of surgery.
  • If you use an inhaler or wear a c-pap please bring these with you the day of surgery.

 

Preparing For Your VisitPlease understand that surgery times are approximate and may vary based on the surgical schedule.

 

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT A RESPONSIBLE PERSON DRIVE YOU HOME AT THE TIME OF DISCHARGE AND A RESPONSIBLE PERSON NEEDS TO REMAIN WITH YOU FOR 24 HOURS FOLLOWING DISCHARGE.

 

To verify the time you are scheduled to be at the hospital for your surgery, please call 406-863-3574 between the hours of 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Main Phone: 406-863-3500
Pre-Admissions (PAT): 406-863-3687
Surgery Phone: 406-863-3574

 

A note about Patient Billing and Deposits:

North Valley Hospital accepts a wide variety of health insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid, Champus/TRICARE, and private insurance providers. Please note the following:

  • After we check you insurance status, you may be asked for a deposit at time of service.
  • You may receive multiple statements and bills for your services. Some services are billed separately from hospital charges including those from the Radiologist, Pathologist, and other specialists.

 

If you have questions about insurance, billing and deposits, please contact Patient Financial Services at 406-863-3567 or 406-863-3727.

 

Maps and Directions:

Here is a map and directions to the hospital.