What should I bring for the first appointment?
Please bring all relevant medical documents such as reports, X-ray plates, pathology slides and blocks along with a referral letter from your treating doctor / institution.
It is advisable for patients to be accompanied by a responsible person who can assist with formalities in the hospital as well as help make decisions.
Patients are required to complete the Personal Particulars Form with personal and demographic details. Patients will be given a registration card upon the submission of the completed Personal Particulars Form at the Registration counter. Patients are advised to keep the Registration Card safely. Information on appointment time and other relevant details can then be obtained from the reception counter.
Patients may choose to register as a General or Private patient depending upon their financial capacity to pay for the services. Patients are advised to make an informed choice as transfer from one category to another is not permitted frequently. A social worker at the Enquiry/Registration Counter will assist with this process.
Patients seeking consultation by a specific doctor will need to register under the private category.
No distinction will be made in the quality of treatment between General and Private category patients.
Tata Medical Center treats general category patients at no profit. In addition the hospital does have the provision for financial assistance for services provided within the hospital for underprivileged patients. This applies only for patients who have registered within the general category and are not covered under any type of insurance or medical cover.
Patients seeking financial assistance for treatment, are required to submit a written application along with documents to prove their financial status. A social worker will assist with this process. The decision of these applications will be made by the physician assigned to treat the patient and a social worker.
Please contact TMC’s Medical Social Worker for financial assistance for treatment.