Discharge

Discharge

By agreement with you, the treatment team will prepare and organize your discharge from the hospital. It is important to us that you continue to receive the best care after your hospital stay.

You will be discharged in close coordination with the treatment team, who will discuss your discharge with you at an early stage of your stay. Your attending physician will decide when you will be discharged and will inform you in detail about the planned follow-up treatment. They will also provide you prescriptions for medications and therapies. You will also be instructed about what you must do at home.

Once you know your discharge date, you can plan your return home. You should be discharged from the hospital by 10 a.m. If you are unable to do so, please inform the nursing staff.

You are responsible for your transport home. If it is not possible for you to organize your transport home or if you are dependent on a special means of transport due to limited mobility, we will be happy to help you. Contact the nursing staff who will help you arrange a taxi or special patient transport. You will be responsible for the costs of transport to your home. If you would like to ask your health insurance provider to cover your transport costs, your doctor can issue a doctor’s note stating that you are dependent on a special means of transport due to limited mobility. However, this does not constitute a guarantee that the costs will be covered by the insurer.

Your treatment team will discuss with you the need and form of any possible follow-up treatment. If necessary, the staff of the University Hospital Basel will arrange outpatient or inpatient follow-up care or organize Spitex at-home care for you. 

Financial questions about your hospital stay can be answered by the Patient Billing Office.

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
Questions about outpatient billing: Tel.:+41 61 265 76 00
Questions about inpatient billing: Tel.: +41 61 556 52 52