Hospital admission

Entering the hospital to get inpatient (overnight) care is called an admission. Feel prepared and confident by learning about the admission and registration process at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.


Registration is required to receive hospital services. You may:

  • Register when you're first admitted to the hospital
  • Pre-register over the phone and make the process faster. You will need to allow a short amount of time to sign any necessary forms at the time of admission, including the admission agreement

If you're admitted to the hospital in urgent or emergency circumstances, a staff member from Patient Access will meet with your family member or visit your room when you can provide information.

If you've received care from us in the past, we'll review your existing information and make any needed updates.

Required information

We'll collect and document your:

  • Name, date of birth, Social Security number, and other personal information
  • Insurance policy information (found on your insurance card)

This information lets us verify your insurance benefits and determine if you have a co-payment or deductible. Get answers to common insurance and billing questions.

What to expect in the hospital

Find out how to prepare for your stay and what it's like to be a patient staying at Community Hospital for care. Every aspect of your experience was designed to promote healing, so you can return home as quickly and safely as possible.


Call (831) 625-4910 if you have questions about the patient registration process. 

Quality and safety

Feel confident you're in the right place for care. Learn about Community Hospital's quality and safety programs and typical patient outcomes.

Share your feedback

Patients come first at Community Hospital. If you or your family members have any concerns during your stay, tell your nurse right away. You can also: