Registration & Admitting
General Outpatient Registration
The registration process for outpatient services begins once your appointment has been scheduled. If you are a new patient, or if your registration information has changed since your last visit, you will be connected directly with the Registration Department or a representative will attempt to contact you prior to your appointment.
During the registration process, missing information will be requested and information already on file will be verified. You may be asked for your address, phone number(s), emergency contacts, primary care physician, language, need for interpreter, marital status, religion, ethnicity, race, parents’ names (used as medical records identifiers), Social Security Number (also used as a medical records identifier), guarantor (person who will receive any bills), and insurance coverage. It is very important that we have up-to-date information so that we are able to contact you when necessary, can communicate with other clinicians who may be involved in your care, and so that referrals and authorizations can be obtained from your insurance plan when required.
The Registration Department can be contacted by calling (866) 452-9896 or (734) 936-4990 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday. You can also contact the Registration Department via the web at MyUofMHealth.org using the “Billing & Insurance” and “Administrative” tabs.
General Admissions Information
Arrangements for admission to the University of Michigan Hospitals are made in advance by your physician. Prior to admission, an admitting representative will contact you to obtain complete pre-admission information. This will include information concerning your insurance benefits or other payment arrangements. You will be notified before admission about any portion of your bill which will not be covered by your insurance. A deposit will be required upon admission for the amount not covered by insurance.
Notification by mail or phone of the admission date and pre-admission checkup time will reach you in adequate time to make necessary arrangements.
The Department of Admissions and Business Services office is located on the first floor of University Hospital, Room 1B216, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Please call the Department of Admission and Business Services if you have any questions at 734-936-6929.
To speak to a representative of the Admissions and Appointments Office, please call toll-free, 1-800-525-5188.
Hospitals and Health Centers within the University of Michigan Health System have admission information specific to that location. That individual information follows:
University Hospital – Admissions Information
Your University of Michigan Health System physician's office is responsible for scheduling your admission at the hospital. If your insurance requires pre-certification before admission, be sure to let your doctor's office know. If you indicate a preference for a private room, we will try to honor your request. If a private room is not available at the time you are admitted, we will put your name on a waiting list and you will be moved to a private room if and when one becomes available.
When packing for your stay, be sure to bring comfortable bed clothes, a robe and slippers with non-skid soles.
Do not take any drugs prior to your admission other than those prescribed by your physician. Your doctor may ask you to bring a list of your medications, including the medication names, dosage amounts and number of times you take them. Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, you should leave your medications at home or, if you bring them with you to the hospital, give them to a family member/friend to take home. If you bring medications with you and don't have anyone to take them home, Security Services will lock them up for the duration of your stay.
Please bring your health insurance cards or information that includes your insurance company name and policy number.
Your physician or the physician's office staff will most likely tell you what time to arrive at the hospital. You may also receive a call from the hospital to verify your specific admission time. When you arrive at the hospital, check in at the Admissions Office, located on the first floor past the hospital lobby. You will need to check in even if you have been pre-admitted. Pre-admitting speeds the admissions process, but does not eliminate it. During check-in, you will be asked to sign admitting forms. After this, you will be sent to your room or a testing area, depending on your doctor's instructions.
You may contact the Hospital Operator at (734) 936-4000 and the Information Desk at 734-936-6641.