Your Hospital Admission

After your health care provider instructs you to come to the hospital, please stop in the Admitting office before proceeding to Labor and Delivery on the second floor. If you arrive before 6:00 am or after 8:00 pm, please enter the hospital through the Emergency Department entrance, and don’t forget to stop in the Admitting office.

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Valet parking is available at Winchester Hospital’s main campus for patients and visitors. The service is offered 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except on some holidays.

Drivers may access the valet parking service via the west entrance from Fairmount Street and then follow the orange signs to the drop-off/pick-up area (near the hospital’s Emergency Department).

Parking for parents with strollers is also available. Look for the blue sign near the parking garage elevator.

Insurance Information

In most cases, you need to inform your insurance company of your pregnancy for preapproval of your hospital stay. Your insurance company could deny your coverage if you fail to do this.

Under normal circumstances, most insurance providers allow for a 48-hour, or two-day hospital stay after vaginal delivery, and 96 hours, or four days, after a cesarean birth. If you have any questions, please contact your individual insurance carrier.

Before admission, contact your insurance company/HMO so you can choose a pediatrician in your health plan. You will need your pediatrician’s name upon admission.

If you do not have insurance or feel that you may have trouble managing hospital expenses, please contact our Patient Financial Services office at 781-756-2427.