Before Your Surgery

Prior to your surgery, you will have a PRE-ADMISSION TESTING APPOINTMENT (PAT). Some PAT appointments require you to go to the hospital for an in-person appointment; the other option is a telephone PAT appointment. You will be told at the time of surgery scheduling what to expect depending on what type of surgery you are having and where it is taking place.

 

PAT for surgery at the Reading Hospital

  • It can either be a telephone appointment or you will be asked to schedule an in-person appointment.

 

For Telephone Appointments

  • You will receive a call from the Pre-Admissions Testing office to review your insurance information and benefits and set up a time for your Pre-Admissions telephone appointment.
  • If you do not hear from them within 7 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR SURGERY DATE, please call them directly to schedule your appointment.
    • Monday – Friday 8 am – 7 pm – 484-628-4100
    • Sunday – 3:30 pm – 7 pm – 484-628-4100

 

For In-Person Appointments

  • You will receive a call from the Pre-Admissions Testing office to review your insurance information and benefits and set up a time for your Pre-Admissions appointment.
  • If you do not hear from them within 7 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR SURGERY DATE, please call them directly to schedule your appointment.
    • Monday – Friday 8 am – 7 pm – 484-628-4100
    • Sunday – 3:30 pm – 7 pm – 484-628-4100
  • Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) is at the Reading Healthplex at 423 S. 7th Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611. Valet parking is available.
  • There are no dietary restrictions before this appointment.

 

PAT for Surgery at The Reading Hopsital SurgiCenter at Spring Ridge

  • The SurgiCenter PAT appointments are telephone appointments only.
  • You will receive two calls from The SurgiCenter – one to review your insurance information and benefits and one to conduct the PAT appointment on the telephone. If you are not available when you receive these calls, it is NECESSARY for you to return the calls.
    • Benefits Review – 484-628-3050
    • PAT Appointment – 484-628-3024
  • Failure to do so will delay your surgery.