Getting Ready for Surgery
This information will help you plan for your surgery by a Group Health surgeon, either at a Group Health medical center or at one of our contracted hospitals in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, or Olympia.
Your surgical team will meet with you to review the details for your scheduled surgery. This review may occur in your surgeon's office, by phone, or by secure e-mail through MyGroupHealth for Members.
Be sure to ask your health care team any questions you may have. They are ready to help you.
If you have any questions regarding fees and health plan coverage for your surgery, contact:
Maps, Directions, and Other Resources
Group Health facilities maps and directions
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
Overlake Medical Center, Bellevue
St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, Tacoma
Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia
South Sound Surgery Center, Olympia
Surgery by a non-Group Health surgeon
If your surgery is being performed by a surgeon in our contracted provider network, contact that surgeon's office for information on how to prepare for your surgery.
An advance directive is a form you fill out to describe the kinds of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you can't speak for yourself. All adults should have an advance directive on file, and while you're preparing for surgery is a good time to make sure you've taken care of this important task.