Pre-Admission Testing Department
Patients may need to make arrangements for pre-admission tests (i.e., lab work, chest X-ray, EKG) prior to being admitted to the hospital for surgery. These tests should be completed at least two days prior to the day of surgery. If the tests are done through the patient’s medical or primary care physician, the patient may be asked to bring the results with them on the day of admission. Many of these tests require pre-op authorization.
Banner Thunderbird's Pre-admission Testing Department is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., except holidays. Call (602) 865-2005 about any special needs or concerns, including referrals or services that the patient may need to have arranged prior to admission.
If the patient has questions regarding out-of-pocket expenses for their surgery, or doesn’t have insurance coverage, please call Patient Financial Services at (602) 865-4898 prior to coming to the hospital.
Most insurance companies require prior authorization for procedures. Please verify with the physician’s office that the surgery is authorized.