Going Home & Follow-Up Care

Going Home

Discharge Planning

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.

Need help managing your care?

Learn more about our Care Coordination Center

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.

Will You Need Help at Home?

Home Care Agencies - For a list of non-medical, private-duty, home health care agencies that provide care services of high quality to help you during your recovery period, contact HealthLinks at 310-325-9110 ext. 4225 or download a PDF file here.


You have the option of filling your prescriptions at the 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. Please bring your medication card.

Contact Case Management

If you feel that you are being discharged too soon or have other concerns please call the Case Management Department.