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Admission, Testing and Surgery 

**Labor and delivery admission information is at the bottom of this page.

There are two steps to hospital admissions: Registration (the administrative paperwork) and Preparation/Testing (the clinical testing). The purpose of the two-step process is to ensure you are well prepared for surgery or a procedure before you are admitted.  

This is a team approach so you may receive multiple calls beforehand asking for additional, or verification of, health and financial information:

     Surgeon's Office

Your surgeon will advise you when to arrive at the hospital; how they would like to you prepare; advise you on eating before surgery and medication restrictions.

     Pre-Admission Testing 

Documenting your current and past medical history is necessary prior to surgery. You will receive a telephone call from a Pre-Admission Nurse with important instructions and information. 

     Pre-Registration Process

Forms that assist with your hospital admission, insurance paperwork, and payment arrangements can be completed electronically or staff from the hospital’s business office will assist you during the pre-admission process. 

To help expedite the process, click here to use Baylor's online registration program. Items that will assist in the process:

  • Insurance card and driver's license
  • Name of physician scheduling the surgery/procedure
  • Date of surgery
  • Emergency contact information (name, address, telephone number)

If you have questions, or would like to pre-register by phone, please call 214.818.9700 to speak to a representative from the Baylor University Medical Center's Business Services department. 


Patients that complete the pre-admission process (medical history and related testing), pre-registration process (admitting paperwork and insurance documentation) and have paid all out of pocket fees prior to surgery can participate in our FastTrack program, bypassing appointments the morning of surgery and expediting admission.


Patient drop-off and pick-up is convenient in the circle driveway at Jonsson Hospital. The address of the entrance is 3501 Junius St. for the purpose of online/GPS navigation tools.

  • Parking: Garage 4 (located directly across from Jonsson Hospital) is the preferred parking location for surgery patients. Garage 4 is accessible from Junius Street, Worth Street and Pauline Street
  • Valet parking is available in the Jonsson Hospital circle drive, Monday-Friday (5 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Saturday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
  • View map and cost information.


     Frequently Asked Questions

 Q.  What do I need to do to prepare for my surgery the day before?

A.   Follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding eating, drinking and taking medications before surgery.

  • Do not shave or wax near the surgical site. This helps prevent surgical site infections.
  • Plan for a family member or friend to drive you home after surgery.
  • Determine who will assist you with your care and recovery at home.
 Q.  What do I do the morning of surgery?
 Please arrive at the time directed by your surgeon’s office.
  • Bring storage cases for the following items, if worn:
    • Contact lenses
    • Dentures
    • Hearing aides
  • Take only the medications that your surgeon or anesthesiologist has instructed you to take.
  • Do not bring valuables on the day of surgery and remove all jewelry.
  • Bring your driver’s license (or picture ID) and insurance card(s), advanced directives, and any paperwork provided by your physician(s).

Labor & Delivery

The Labor and Delivery department at Baylor Dallas is located on the first floor of the James M. and Dorothy D. Collins Women's and Children's Center. There is a circular drive entrance that's easily accessible from Junius Street, with short-term maternity parking.  Overnight and visitor parking is available in Garage 4, directly across from the entrance.

More Information About Labor & Delivery
Packing List for Labor & Delivery