WLCH Admitting

Contact Watson Lake Community Hospital by phone at 867-536-4444

Checking In

All patients need to check in at Admitting & Discharge (reception) when they first arrive at the hospital. The A&D desk is located on the upper level of the hospital building.

  • visiting the emergency department
  • checking in for hospital admission requested by your family doctor
  • needing care (but do not require hospital admission) such as IV therapy or dressing changes
  • needing an x-ray
  • requiring a lab test such as blood work or ECG

From the parking area, you can enter at the hospital doors on the lower level and take stairs/elevator to upper level. You can also follow the ramp to the main hospital entrance and enter through the sliding doors.

The Admission Process

Whether you are having a routine X-ray or being admitted to hospital for several days, the registration or admission process is very important. While it may be true that all of your information is already in our system, or that you are being asked the same questions again, the various questions and forms that need to be filled out are for your safety. This also ensures your information is up-to-date.

Please bring the following with you:
  • Yukon Health Care card
  • Status card
  • government-issued identification like a driver’s license or permanent resident card
  • a list of all medications (pills or other drugs) you take as well as the bottles or packages they came in. This includes prescriptions, vitamins, pain relievers like Tylenol or Advil, health supplements and herbal remedies.
You may be asked to:
  • provide the name and contact information for your doctor
  • provide the name and contact information for your emergency contact or next-of-kin

For your safety, all patients going to the emergency department will get an ID bracelet.

If you have allergies, you will also be given an allergy bracelet. Please keep this on at all times while you are at the hospital. If your bracelet is lost or damaged, please notify your nurse immediately.

Last Updated:Tue, 09/06/2016 - 21:05