What to Bring to WGH

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.)

All Yukon's hospitals have a policy to keep the buildings fragrance-free. 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, and a camera. 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.

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 any personal  items.

More information

Allergies & Sensitivities

Making sense of scents at Yukon Hospitals pamphlet (PDF)

Last Updated:Wed, 06/15/2016 - 21:59