Planning Your Visit

At Indiana University Health Neuroscience, we are dedicated to providing you with the best care while making you feel as comfortable as possible. When planning your visit to IU Health Neuroscience Center, it is helpful to know a few details, from simple things such as knowing where to park to the more complex details like pre-admission forms. The following information will help your visit go as smoothly as possible.

Parking 

The IU Health Neuroscience Center is located in downtown Indianapolis at 355 West 16th Street, just south of Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. Parking is available for a nominal fee in the attached parking garage.

Entering the building

IU Health Neuroscience Center staff members are here to help you and are happy to do so. We will direct you and your family to the appropriate suite and help answer any questions you may have. If you have any questions or concerns about coming to IU Health Neuroscience Center, please call 317.963.7000

What to bring

When visiting IU Health Neuroscience Center, patients are encouraged to bring the following:

  • A copy of your advance directive
  • Any papers provided by your doctor
  • Insurance card
  • Photo identification
  • Legal guardian papers if the patient is a child and you are a legal guardian. (If you are not the biological parent of the child, you must have papers that document your legal right to give consent for the procedure or anesthesia.)
  • A list of medication and doses. If this is confusing, bring the medications with you and our associates can assist you.
  • A list of your allergies
  • Referral and/or authorization forms provided by your physician or insurance company

What not to bring

Please leave the following items at home for safekeeping:

  • Jewelry
  • Large amounts of money or other valuable items
  • Tobacco products (IU Health Neuroscience Center and IU Health Methodist Hospital are smoke-free campuses)
  • Electronics (stereos, VCRs or DVD players)

Speak Up

Speak Up is a nationwide program spearheaded by The Joint Commission, a hospital accrediting body. It represents the importance of teaching patients to get involved in their healthcare and help prevent errors. The more active, involved and informed patients are, the better their healthcare experience is likely to be.

Speak Up informational booklets are available to patients from our healthcare team and describe specific actions that patients can take to be more aware and participate more fully in their healthcare decisions during a hospitalization.

S - Speak Up if you have questions or concerns. If you do not understand, ask again. You have a right to know.

P - Pay Attention to the care you are receiving. Make sure you are getting the right treatments and medicines. Do not assume anything.

E - Educate yourself about your condition, tests and treatment.

A - Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate.

K - Know what medicines you take and why you take them. Medicine errors are the most common healthcare errors.

U - Use hospitals, clinics, surgery centers or other types of healthcare agencies that meet quality and safety standards.

P - Participate in all decisions about your treatment. You are the center of the healthcare team.