Admitting privileges are the right provided to doctors to admit patients to our Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and Salinas Pediatric Medical Group facility. However, there is the potential for admitting privileges to be problematic if the patient is already visiting another doctor who may or may not be in-network and desires to continue visiting with that medical professional for inpatient treatment. Medical professional admitting privileges are restricted to specific facilities. If you have an inpatient procedure on the horizon, it is in your interest to ensure that procedure as well as the doctors who will treat you are within your insurance plan’s network. The logic of using admitting privileges is that if it is necessary to go to the hospital, the primary care physician will permit admission to hospitals that have granted such privileges.
Our medical professionals make every effort to ensure patients are admitted with as little paperwork and as few phone calls as possible, ultimately expediting the process so you can receive medical treatment in a timely manner. Our medical professionals’ comprehensive knowledge of your unique health history makes us a strong advocate for you in the event that you require a hospital visit. We understand trips to the hospital are inherently stressful. Our team is here to work hard, ensuring you are provided with the care you need. If you have any concerns or questions that you are uncomfortable raising in a hospital setting, reach out to our team today at (831) 422-9066.