Your Visit at University of Colorado Hospital
Coming to us for an inpatient visit?
Any hospital visit can make you feel a bit anxious.
You have enough on your mind. You shouldn't be worried about where to park, what to bring or if we have Internet access.
This section is designed to give you the information you need to make you more familiar with the Anschutz Medical Campus before you get here.
Browse our services. We want you to feel comfortable with our campus and services so the only thing you have to focus on when you get here is getting healthy.
Get More Information About:
- Travel and Lodging
- Map and Directions
- Billing and Medical Records
- My Health Connection
- Patient Rights and Privacy
- Gifts and Greetings
- Preparing for Your Stay
- Preparing for Surgery
- Patient Services
Patient Services at University of Colorado Hospital
University of Colorado Hospital offers a number of services for patients:
- Patient Resource Center
- Spiritual Care
- Palliative Care
- Patient Representative
- Pharmacy Services
- Social Workers
- Interpreting/Translation Services
Patient Resource Center
The Patient Resource Center has a wide variety of scientifically based medical information and resources. Our trained volunteers can help you:
- Locate current and reliable information on diseases, conditions and treatments in books and on the Internet
- Develop a better partnership with your medical team
- Make informed choices about your health
It is open to patients, loved ones, friends or community members.
Spiritual Care Services are available to support you, your family and those close to you as you find and use strength within your personal system of faith, culture and belief. We are here to support you spiritually and emotionally with a listening and accepting presence. A chaplain is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
Palliative Care Consult Services
Palliative Care can improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease or injury.
Patient Representatives are available to help with any problem that you or your family may have during your hospital stay. Simply ask your nurse or the hospital manager to have a Patient Representative call you. Or, you can contact the Patient Representative Department directly by calling (720) 848-4222 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Get information about pharmacy locations and hours of operation at University of Colorado Hospital.
At University of Colorado Hospital, social workers are an important part of your care team.
Social workers provide:
- Emotional support and counseling to individuals and families
- Case coordination, consultation and discharge planning
- Crisis intervention
- Help with adjustment to illness, hospitalization and outpatient care
- Grief/loss counseling
- Child advocacy and protection
- Counseling and/or referrals for financial problems related to the medical situation
- Information on hospital and community resources
Interpretation and Translation Services
Translators or interpreters, including qualified American Sign-Language interpreters, are available to all of our patients. Requests can be made by patients, their families or hospital employees by calling (720) 848-1018. For some languages, advance notice is helpful.
Language translators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have services to accommodate the hearing and visually impaired. If you wish to use any of our translation services, please try to notify us in advance of the service you need.
Preparing for Your Stay at University of Colorado Hospital
What to Expect When You Come
At University of Colorado Hospital, we believe that patients and families are our partners in health.
While you are at the hospital, “speak up” and let us know:
- What you think
- If you are worried about anything
- What you may need
Our new hospital is designed with you and your family in mind. While your hospital stay may not be easy for you, we intend to offer the very best care, emotional support and education throughout your time with us.
What to Bring When You Come
- A list of your current medications
- A few personal belongings
- Clothes to wear when you go home from the hospital
What not to bring to the hospital
- Items of great value to you
Your Room at UCH
- Designed for your privacy
- Room for one family member to stay the night
- Bedside controls for lighting, television and calling a nurse
- Wireless Internet Access from your personal laptop
- DVD Player/VCR
We want you to be fully prepared for going home. We will let you know an approximate date for discharge when you are admitted. If we don't share that with you, please ask us!
Visitor Information from
University of Colorado Hospital
We do not have set visiting hours. Family and friends are welcome to visit at any time, as long as the patient is OK with it. We do ask that only one person spends the night in the room.
Please note there will be times when people visiting will be asked to leave the patient's room for safety reasons.
Visiting When You're Sick
If you are sick, it probably is not a good time to be visiting anyone in the hospital. However, we know that under certain circumstances you may need to be here. In that case, consult with the nurses on the unit for specific instructions.
When to Bring Children
Children coming to visit in the hospital must be supervised at all times. We want them to be safe while they are here. Please check in with the charge nurse on the unit if you intend to have children visit.
University of Colorado Hospital is a non-smoking facility. A designated smoking pavilion is located to the south of the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute and behind the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion.