Preparing For Surgery

Preparing for Your Surgical Journey

Your doctor has scheduled you for surgery at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Together we can make your stay as safe and comfortable as possible. However, in order to do so, we need your help in preparing for your surgical journey. Before you arrive at McLeod on the day of your surgery, it is important that you follow the four simple steps listed below. While you can complete Step 1 through 3 at home, if you would rather have our staff assist you in completing them, you may visit our PreAdmission Testing (PAT) office. 


Fill Out Your "One Medical Passport"
We ask that you complete your One Medical Passport within 24 hours of leaving your doctor's office. One Medical Passport is an online health history tool that will provide our surgical staff with the necessary information needed to help us give you the best care possible. To begin, you will be asked to create an account and answer some basic questions about your health history. Since this is an online system it is available 24 hours a day and is accessible from anywhere you have internet access. If you do not have internet access, or choose not to complete the One Medical Passport at home, we have computers available in PreAdmission Testing (PAT) for you to complete this step. Before creating an account please have a list of your medications on hand, as well as a family member nearby to assist you if needed. Once you have these items, please do the following: 

  • Go to the McLeod website home page:
  • Click on My McLeod Online Access located in the upper right corner of the home page
  • Click on the My Hospital Records button and then select My Medical History "One Medical Passport"
  • If you need help in completing your One Medical Passport, please call 843-777-6038 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.


Complete Your Pre-Registration

Inorder to complete the pre-registration process you must do the following:

  • Go to the McLeod website home page:
  • Scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on the box labeled Pre-Registration box

If you are unable to complete your pre-registration on-line, please call McLeod Reservations and Scheduling at 843-777-2095 and choose Option 3, to schedule your Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) appointment. Their office hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Pre-Admission Phone Call from a Surgical Nurse

  • You will receive a phone call from a McLeod nurse from our Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) department.
  • The nurse will review and verify the information you entered online in your One Medical Passport. We review this information with you to ensure your process proceeds smoothly, safely and efficiently, and to answer any additional questions you may have.
  • Based on your medical history and type of surgery you are having you may need to come to the hospital for tests such as an X-Ray, EKG or blood work. The nurse will tell you during the pre-admission phone call if these are needed and schedule you for the tests.

If nurse tells you that no tests are needed, your next step is on the day of your surgery.


Pre-Admission Testing Visit: (if needed)

  • During this visit, you will receive important instructions and information you need to know before your surgery. Bring with you a picture ID, insurance cards (both medical and pharmacy), any doctor's orders, medication bottles, living will, and a family member.
  • This visit is a good time to ask any questions you have about your surgery and recovery.


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services at McLeod Health. It should not be used for diagnosis or as a substitute for health care by your physician.
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