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What to Bring to WGH

A patient unpacks his belongings

Getting ready to come to the hospital ahead of time will help you get checked in faster, and make your stay with us more comfortable.

Each time you come to the hospital, you should bring:

  • Your Yukon Health Care Card
  • Your Status card
  • One other government-issued photo identification like a driver’s license or permanent resident card
  • All of your medications from home (in the bottles or packages they came in) along with an up-to-date list with the medication dose, the time you take it and what you take it for. This includes any prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications like Tylenol, vitamins, supplements and herbal therapies.
  • Your referral sheet or requisition form with your appointment time and location

If you are staying overnight, when you get to your room, please show the medications to your nurse.

You may also want to bring:

  • Eye glasses or reading glasses
  • A hair brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving supplies, and shampoo
  • A bathrobe, pajamas and slippers (with rubber soles or non-skid dots)
  • Clothes to wear when you go home
  • A small amount of money for buying things at the Café or vending machines (an ATM is available in the WGH’s main atrium.)

If you are having an elective or planned surgery that requires an inpatient stay, we recommend that you bring whatever medical equipment you use at home. This can include a walker, crutches or other assistive devices.

Additional Guidance

Please be aware that Yukon's hospitals are fragrance-free buildings. This means we ask all patients, visitors and staff not to wear or use scented products when they are in or coming to hospital.

If you are coming in to have a baby, you might want to bring comfortable clothes, pillows, music, a camera, pads, diapers and baby hygiene products. You will also need things for your trip home, including baby clothes, blankets and an infant car seat, which is required by law in Yukon. For more information, visit the Maternity Unit

Children can bring along a favourite toy or blanket. Please put the child’s name on each item. Also, please check to make sure that the item is not flammable, as these should not be used by children.

Please do not wear or bring any jewelry, credit cards, large amounts of cash or other valuable items. The hospital does not accept responsibility for the security of any personal items.

Additional Information

Allergies & Sensitivities at WGH
Making Sense of Scents at Yukon Hospitals (PDF)