Your doctor will determine the date of your discharge from the hospital. Once you find out when you will be discharged, you should make arrangements for your transportation home. You should plan to check out by 11 a.m. if possible. If someone will be coming for you, ask him or her to bring clothes or other items you may need. If you or a family member did not see an admissions counselor before or during your hospital stay, you will need to meet with a counselor in the admitting office to discuss your hospital charges before you leave. Any questions you may have about your bill can be answered at that time.