What to Bring

What to Bring

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Your Ontario Health Card

Your Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) will cover all your in-hospital costs except for:

  • preferred accommodation (semi-private or private accommodation)
  • telephone
  • television
  • WIFI

If you do not have OHIP, then you are responsible for all costs incurred while in hospital.

Supplementary Insurance Information

Preferred accommodation charges are your responsibility. You may have extra insurance, which will cover this added cost and you are encouraged to review your insurance coverage prior to admission. The Hospital will submit the preferred accommodation request to your insurance company; however, the responsibility for payment remains yours. Every effort will be made to give you the type of accommodation you have requested; however, this may not always be possible due to patient needs and space limitations. You may be transferred when a room becomes available.

Your Credit Card

Please ensure the Hospital receives full payment for any charges that are not covered by OHIP. The Business Office is located on the first floor, close to the main entrance, at the front of the Hospital.

A Current List of Medications

The Hospital will provide the necessary medications to you during your hospital stay. Since it is necessary for the physicians and nurses know which medications you are currently taking, you are encouraged to bring your medications with you to the hospital and present them to the nurse. Your medications will be identified and returned to you or a family member to take home.

Electrical Devices
You may bring your own electric devices (items not supplied by the Hospital - razors and hairdryers). Battery-operated appliances are preferred, however, and all electrical devices must first be checked and approved by our Maintenance Department. Please ask your nurse to arrange for this check.

Favourite Toy
Children are encouraged to bring a favorite toy that does not have any removable parts such as buttons for eyes or nose.


Personal items

Please bring personal items such as a brush, comb, dental care products (toothbrush and toothpaste), shaving products, skin care products, pajamas and slippers. The Hospital does not supply these items. 

Please Leave at Home


Please do not leave valuables such as jewelry, credit cards and large sums of money in your room unattended. Send valuables home, or ask to have them locked up in our safe located in the Business Office. The Hospital is not responsible for any personal items that may go missing.

Environmental Sensitivity

The Alexandra Marine and General Hospital will provide measures for the protection of patients, medical staff, staff, volunteers and visitors regarding environmental sensitivity exposure. In recognition of the potential risk to sensitive individuals, it is necessary to evaluate, eliminate or minimize such exposure. The procedure for dealing with individuals with environmental sensitivity will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Wearing perfume or perfumed products should be kept to a minimum
  • Latex balloons are not permitted within the Hospital. Balloons manufactured from alternative materials (i.e., Mylar) are acceptable
  • Please refrain from bringing strong smelling flowers into the Hospital
  • Smoking is not permitted on Hospital property