Out of respect for our patients, Northridge Hospital has developed a system by which you can give a privacy code to your family member(s) who wish to receive limited information if you are unavailable. The privacy code will be written on a card and given to you when you are admitted to the hospital.
The admission process will vary depending on where and how you are admitted.
Emergency Department (ED) Admits
Northridge Hospital is one of only two trauma centers in all of the San Fernando Valley. Therefore, our ED may be very crowded and your admission may take longer than expected as trauma cases demand immediate attention. We understand how difficult it is to wait – especially while in pain – however, we ask for your patience. Our staff works hard to ensure you are seen as soon as possible.
The first step in your hospitalization process is to be admitted as a patient to the Hospital. We take patients on a first-come, first-serve basis.
An Admitting associate will help you complete the necessary forms and discuss your stay. A plastic ID band is placed on your wrist. You must wear your patient ID band until you are discharged as hospital staff will be checking it frequently for your safety.
An Admitting Representative or Department Specialist can answer questions about your bill during the admission process and throughout your stay.
You may also be able to pre-register online. The Online Business Office was created to provide you with information about the hospital billing process and financial resources that are available to you.