Admitting Information

Before you have that first labor pain, you need to know where to go and what to do when you get here. All mothers who are in labor should come to AnMed Health Women's and Children's Hospital on the North Campus. The hospital's main entrance to the hospital is on East Reed Road, across from the Anderson Area YMCA. Parking is available just outside the main entrance. There are designated spaces for expectant fathers and ample handicapped parking.

When you enter the hospital, turn left at the front desk and take the elevators to the second floor. You’ll see the admitting desk to the right next to the Labor and Delivery waiting room. If it's after hours, go straight to the Labor and Delivery nurses' station and a staff member will notify the nurse that you are here for admission. 

You can expedite your admission by downloading pre-registration forms and your child's birth certificate worksheet. For additional admitting information, call the Admitting Office at (864) 512-1124. 

What to Bring When You’re Having a Baby

Pack light? Bring your own blankets? What about diapers? So many questions when it comes to preparing for your hospital stay. Use this checklist to make sure you are prepared:

For the mother:

  • music and headphones to help relax you during your labor process
  • insurance card
  • photo ID
  • a copy of your birth plan
  • pre-registration paperwork
  • completed birth certificate worksheet
  • cell phone and charger
  • nursing bras or other comfortable undergarments
  • toiletries
  • eyeglasses (if needed)
  • comfortable clothing to wear home from the hospital
  • nightgown, robe or slippers 

  • For the support person:

    • a camera with back-up batteries and memory cards
    • toiletries
    • change of clothes
    • reading material
    • change for the vending machines

    For the baby:

    • an installed car seat (If you need instructions on proper installation, make an appointment for a car seat inspection with Safe Kids Anderson County before your baby's arrival.)
    • a comfortable, seasonally appropriate outfit to wear home
    • receiving blanket for the ride home