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Preparing for Your Stay

We consider the care and comfort of our patients to be of utmost importance and our team of skilled health care professionals is here to help meet your medical needs. Knowing how to prepare for your hospital stay and what to expect can provide comfort to both you and your family.

  • Patient's Rights and Responsibilities: At BIDMC, we support your right to know about your health and illness, and to participate in decisions that affect your well-being.
  • Massachusetts Health Care Proxy Information: We encourage all patients to prepare a health care proxy, which identifies the person you have chosen to express your wishes regarding your health care in the event that you are unable to speak for yourself.
  • Our Commitment to Safe Care: Research on safe medical care shows that the best results are achieved when patients play an active role in their care. Learn how you can help to ensure you get the safest care possible.

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Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Main Switchboard: 617-667-7000
Find a Doctor: 800-667-3000
Directions by Phone: 617-667-3000
TDD (for hearing impaired):800-439-0183

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