What to Bring

Checklist for Doctor’s Office & Hospital Visits

In case of a medical emergency, call 999 or go to the nearest emergency department. Do not worry about what to bring with you and get medical attention as soon as possible.

Below is a checklist of items to bring for scheduled appointments and when you are expecting an overnight stay at the hospital:

What to bring to appointments:

  • Copies of your passport or Qatar ID
  • Valid Health Card
  • Valid Health Insurance Card
  • Single women and minors: copy of guardian’s or sponsor’s passport
  • Married women: Copy of passport. If you are not sponsored by an employer you will need to provide and proof of sponsorship (e.g. : husband’s passport, employer’s letter or sponsor’s letter)
  • Copy of a marriage certificate or other proof of marriage document with exemption for single patients (for admission to Gynecology Department)

What to bring for an overnight stay at the hospital:

Paperwork:

  • A copy of your passport or Qatar ID
  • A valid Health Card
  • Married women:
    • Copy of passport plus proof of sponsorship (e.g.: husband’s passport, employer’s letter or sponsor’s letter)
    • Copy of a marriage certificate or other proof of marriage document with exemption for single patients (for admission to Gynecology Department)
  • Single women and minors: copy of guardian’s or sponsor’s passport

Personal Items:

  • Slippers
  • Toiletry items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant and hairbrush
  • Any equipment used in your care (i.e., crutches, prosthetics, C-pap machine, hearing aids)
  • If you wear contact lenses, please bring your prescription eyeglasses. Contact lens cannot be worn during medical procedures

Medication (Medicine):

Please bring all medications that you are currently taking - this includes medicine that was prescribed by a doctor, medications bought over the counter and herbal supplements - with you to Sidra Medicine. Show them all to your nurse when you arrive on the ward. Your doctor will review all of your medicine and advise you on what to continue to take and what to stop taking.

What Not to Bring / Infection Prevention & Control

Infections can be introduced and spread by patients and visitors in the hospital. The following steps are key:

  • Patients and visitors must not bring pets into the hospital.
  • Any patients and visitors with symptoms of infection such as new rash, cough, fever and diarrhea and/ or vomiting should not visit the hospital. Visitors are requested to contact the unit before they visit if they have any symptoms of illness or have been in contact with someone with an infectious condition such as chickenpox or measles so that they may be given advice about visiting.
  • No flowers are allowed in any critical care areas.
  • No flowers or accessories must be left in corridors on the units. Any flowers brought in for the patient must all be kept in their room. We strongly recommend that a flower oasis is used instead of open vases. In the event that an open vase is brought in, the water must be changed regularly and the vases kept clean.
  • No furniture is allowed to be brought into the patient’s room from home. Any furniture used in the patient’s room needs to be decontaminated using cleaning and disinfection products recommended by the Infection Prevention and Control team.
  • Patients and visitors must ensure that any personal items brought into hospital are taken home on discharge. During a patient’s stay, their relatives will be asked to take some personal belongings home to ensure the patient’s room remains clutter free.