What to Bring

For your stay, bring the following items. If you forget to bring anything with you or arrive in our unit unexpectedly, a friend or family member can bring the items after you have been admitted.

Documents and Information

  • Health card (OHIP card). If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license, passport, or other provincial health card). Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
  • Information about private health insurance or other health benefits. If you have private health insurance or receive other health benefits, this may help to cover the cost of preferred accommodation if you request to stay in a semi-private or private room.
  • A copy of any advance directive (power of attorney or living will) you may have. Learn more about advance care planning and decision making.
  • Contact details for other health care providers who have been involved in your care, to help us ensure continuity in your care
  • The names, addresses and telephone numbers of your family members, friends or other emergency contacts and your family doctor


  • All your medications in their original bottles
  • A complete list of medications you are currently taking, including prescription medications, non-prescription medications, vitamin or mineral supplements and herbal remedies

Clothing and Personal Items

  • Although you will be using a hospital gown for your stay in CICU, bring a set of loose comfortable clothing to wear at the end of your hospital stay and a robe to wear when you get up in to the chair or go walking in the hallway.
  • Socks and comfortable shoes with non-skid rubber soles, such as running shoes are needed for when you are walking. If you have limited movement in your arms or hands, we recommend bringing shoes with Velcro straps.
  • Slippers (rubber soles and closed backs are preferred)
  • Toiletries, such as a toothbrush, tissues or lip and skin moisturizer. Please do not bring any scented products to CICU.
  • Hearing aids and batteries, dentures and eyeglasses
  • Walker, wheelchair or other mobility aids, labelled with your name and phone number

You May Also Want to Bring

  • A cell phone and/or a phone card for local and long-distance calls.
  • Small personal items, such as books or magazines.
  • A personal device for music or entertainment, and headphones or earplugs so you do not disturb other patients. Free UHN guest wi-fi is available throughout the hospital.
  • A small amount of money for newspapers, coffee or other small purchases in the hospital.
  • Anything else that will make your stay more comfortable.
We do not take responsibility for your money or valuables. If you choose to bring them into the hospital, you are doing so at your own risk.

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