Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) is a full service, general, acute care, medical-surgical facility located in the heart of San Luis Obispo County. Established in 1961, this 67 bed hospital serves residents in the southern San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County.
Patients and Visitors
For over 45 years, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital has provided compassionate, quality health care to our community. While our technology and medical expertise remain on the forefront of innovation, our role as a caring, dedicated member of this community remains the same. We will always be there when you need us most.
Admitting and Registration
Most admissions, including those for surgeries, take place in our Emergency Room Lobby, located just to the left of our main lobby entrance. Outpatient Registration is also provided at various places within the hospital. Patients will be directed to the appropriate location by our volunteer staff.
Patients with life-threatening conditions or traumas are registered through the Emergency Services Department, where a nurse will triage the patient appropriately.
- Hospital Admitting: (805) 489-7640.
- Hospital Emergency Room Admitting: (805) 489-4261 Ext. 4199.
Welcome to the Arroyo Grande Hospital Online Business Office. The Online Business Office was created to provide you with information about the hospital billing process and financial resources available to you.
Online bill pay is now available. Click here to pay your bill.
Additionally, as you navigate through these pages, you will find useful information regarding:
- How to read and understand your bill
- A glossary of billing and healthcare terms
- Payment assistance resources
- Frequently asked questions about hospital billing
- A billing inquiry form to request further information or assistance
You may visit our Business Office located at 722 E. Main Street, Suite 201, Santa Maria, California 93454. We are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For telephone assistance, please call (805) 614-5500.
Thank you for visiting the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Online Business Office and thank you for choosing our hospital to provide your healthcare needs.
We've created a comforting environment...
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital recently completed a major remodeling of its facilities, including a beautiful outdoor courtyard area for use by visitors, patients and staff. Through the "Adopt a Room" program, each patient room is uniquely decorated. These attractive, restful rooms provide patients a more home like atmosphere in which to recuperate.
Our facility offers comfortable semi-private rooms for our patients. Each room is equipped with a telephone for local calls. Calling cards are required for long distance service. Our rooms also feature televisions offering local and basic cable programming.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided during your stay. All dietary requests are honored when in concert with your physician's orders. Our nurses, support staff and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital volunteers will attend to your needs during your stay.
ADOPT A ROOM PROGRAM
The "Adopt A Room" program offers the community an opportunity to touch countless lives for years to come. Through tax deductible donations, the hospital has transformed its standard rooms into uniquely decorated rooms, designed to enhance the surroundings of those who are hospitalized, contribute to a patient's speedier recovery, and create a more homelike setting in the hospital. Donors helped select wallpaper, curtains, and furniture to create the individualized theme of their room, and are recognized with a plaque affixed outside their room. Each of Arroyo Grande Community Hospital's 38 rooms have been "adopted", and other areas in the hospital are being identified for improvement. ( see some decorated rooms )
Anyone interested in participating in this program should call (805) 489-4261 ext. 4111.
Preparing for Hospitalization
Staying in the hospital can be disruptive to your daily routine. If you are scheduling your surgery or hospital visit, there are several things you can do to prepare. To ensure a smooth admitting process and to make your stay more comfortable, we suggest the following:
For your convenience, please bring:
- insurance information and identification, including all necessary authorizations
- clothing such as a bathrobe, slippers and sleepwear (you will be provided with a hospital gown if you prefer)
- protective cases for your eyeglasses, hearing aids and contact lenses
- a list of medications and herbal suppliments you are taking and information on how much and how often
- for outpatient services, bring your doctor's order for the diagnosic test(s) you will receive
Please do not bring valuables to the hospital. If possible, limit your belongings to clothing and toilet articles. Please be very careful with your glasses, hearing aids and dentures. Keep those items in their proper storage cases when not in use.
All medications you take during your hospitalizations must be dispensed by our Pharmacy. Personal medications are not allowed at the bedside. We encourage you to leave your medications at home. However, your medications may sometimes be stored in the Pharmacy and dispensed by the nurse with your physician's order.
For more information call (805) 489-4261
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital offers a wide range of services to meet the growing needs of our community. The facility is a not-for-profit hospital that offers emergency services, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and highly-trained staff and physicians to ensure patients receive the best possible care.
Find a Doctor For further assistance please call (805) 270-2513.