About Your Visit

After your surgery is scheduled by your surgeon's office, a pre-surgical nurse will call you approximately one week prior to your scheduled surgery date.

During this phone call, the nurse will:

  • Review your health history
  • Review your medications. Have a list of your medications ready.
  • Don't forget herbal supplements, over-the-counter medications, and/or vitamins taken regularly.

3 days before your surgery you will need a pre-op COVID test.

The pre-surgical nurse will give you the specific instructions during your telephone visit including the date, time and location for testing.

When you come for your testing, please bring the following documents with you:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance cards
  • Folder with your surgeon's orders

Pre-Surgical Testing Clinic offers:

  • Pre-op labs, EKGs, COVID testing
  • Pre-op history and physical
  • Anesthesia consultations

Pre-Surgical Testing Locations


Monday - Friday | 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Anthony's Pre-surgical Testing Clinic
503 North Maple Street | Effingham

Entrance N on the Patient Entrance Map


Saturday and Sunday | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Anthony's Health Center, Building B
900 West Temple | Effingham
Inside Convenient Care

Additional items you may want to bring with you

  • All your medications or a full list of all medications you take

  • If you have one, any Advance Directives or a Living Will

  • Guardianship papers, if applicable

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