REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULING
Are you scheduled for a laboratory test? Not certain where the Registration Department is located at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital? Here is some handy information to help you find your way around Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and our various Outpatient Testing locations.
CENTRALIZED SCHEDULING FOR OUTPATIENT TESTING
Use this convenient number to schedule all radiology, neurophysiology, pulmonary, cardiology, cardiac cath, nuclear medicine and PET scans at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital or any of our Outpatient Testing Centers throughout the community.
OUTPATIENT TESTING CENTERS
If your doctor wants you to have a laboratory test, x-ray or other routine diagnostic procedure, you can visit one of our convenient Outpatient Testing Centers. Hours and types of tests performed vary by site, so please click here
to find the location most convenient for you.
Many laboratory procedures require fasting for several hours prior to testing. If you're unsure about fasting, check with your doctor.
If your physician has pre-scheduled you for admission, or if you've come to the hospital for outpatient testing, you must first check-in at the Patient Registration area:
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
First floor, off Parkade Level P-6
To help make the admission process as smooth as possible, please remember to bring the following items:
- Insurance card/insurance information
- Physician order with diagnosis
- Type of procedure
- Photo Identification
- Precertification number (if necessary)
- Approved length of stay (if necessary)
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is pleased to offer our patients a convenient online pre-registration option
. In addition to being more convenient, registering online can save you time. This will also allow us to communicate with your insurance company to verify benefits and eligibility, ensure that appropriate referrals and pre-authorization is obtained and to resolve any insurance concerns before your admission/testing date.
Patients who pre-register will be asked to verify their information at Registration time, present photo ID for identification purposes, sign consent forms, provide copies of insurance cards and a list of all current medications.
Please pre-register at least 24 to 48 hours prior to the day of your visit to allow adequate time for processing your information.
What you will need to Pre-Register:
- Your personal contact information
- Date & time of procedure/admission
- Physician’s name
- Insurance information (carrier name, address, phone number, policy & group number)
You can pre-register online at any time. If you have questions and need to talk to one of our staff members, please call our pre-registration area Monday through Friday at 570-552-1061 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. or at 570-552-1050 between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
The information you submit will be transmitted via a secure link. Wilkes-Barre General Hospital respects the right to privacy and confidentiality of all patients. Free parking is available for all outpatient procedures. Remember to have your ticket validated at Patient Registration.
Important information for Medicare patients.