When your in-hospital care is complete, you will be discharged by your
physician. This does not necessarily mean your treatment is over. There
may be medications you need to take, therapy, follow-up appointments or
other care related to your illness or injury. The professionals in our
Case Management Department work closely with your doctor and nurses to
develop a discharge plan. This includes coordinating the details of your
continued care to provide a smooth transition home or to a nursing facility.
The Case Management staff will advise and assist you with these plans.
Make Transportation Arrangements
Please make transportation arrangements in advance of your visit. Depending
on your procedure, you may not be able to drive. If you are unsure, ask
the pre-registration representative or nurse.
For your convenience, Torrance Memorial offers a van transportation service
at no charge for inpatient and outpatient appointments to and from the
medical center. For appointments to physician offices located adjacent
to the medical center, there is a $5.00 fee each way. For adults over
the age of 50, it is a $3.00 fee each way.
This service is available Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:00
PM. Van transportation services are available to the communities of Torrance,
Lomita, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Gardena, El Segundo,
Harbor City, San Pedro, Wilmington, Carson, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Lawndale,
Reservations are required. Please call the Van Transportation Department
at 310-517-4764. Because of demand, this service is provided on a first-come,
You have the option of filling your prescription(s) at Torrance Memorial
Outpatient Pharmacy. A family member or other person you designate may
take the prescription(s) to the Outpatient Pharmacy before you are discharged,
or you may ask your nurse to fax the prescription(s) in advance. Your
prescription(s) can be picked up during regular business hours from the
Outpatient Pharmacy before or as you leave the medical center. At the
time of pick-up, the pharmacist will review the medications with you or
your designee and answer any questions.
Concerns Regarding Your Discharge
If you feel that you are being discharged too soon or have other concerns
please call the Case Management Department at 310-325-9110 ext. 4727.