Admission — Observation Stays

Observation Stays

For some conditions, your physician may admit you to RCH for observation.  Observation, considered an outpatient service, allows your physician to monitor your condition. If you have Medicare and are an outpatient, oral medications are not covered and it is your responsibility to pay for them.  RCH advises that you or your family bring your medication from home.  Any medication must be in its originally labeled bottle from the pharmacy.  We cannot dispense medicine from a pillbox.