Information for Patients

Located in Olympia, Washington, our hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical and behavioral health services.

Pre-registering online will prepare us for your arrival and save you time when you check into the hospital. 

For patients being admitted within the next 48 hours: Please do not fill out this online form. Call 360-493-7221 during regular business hours to pre-register by phone. If you have a Monday appointment, you cannot pre-register online or by phone after 5 p.m. on Friday. You will be able to register when you come in for your Monday appointment. 

Pre-registration form

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) requires that hospitals post select policies related to access to care to our website.

Providence Health & Services provides quality, compassionate health care to everyone that comes to us for care. Based on our Mission to provide care to all and our core values of compassion, dignity, justice, excellence, and integrity, all patients and visitors who are receiving care, services or support from Providence and its affiliated clinics and services are treated with respect and equality. Each interaction will be free from discrimination based on age, race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Below are copies of the policies that Providence has in place at this time that are relevant to the DOH’s request. Also below is our statement regarding reproductive health services. 

All Providence facilities are tobacco free

This means the use of any tobacco product will be prohibited on the campuses of Providence Centralia Hospital, Providence St. Peter Hospital and all facilities leased by Providence. This includes physician practices and any vehicle parked in garages or parking lots owned by these entities. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to promote healthier lifestyles throughout our communities.

Why did Providence go tobacco free?

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States. As health care institutions, it is important for Providence to demonstrate our strong commitment to good health. The health hazards of tobacco use are well known, and we want to support our employees, volunteers, physicians, patients and family members who want to quit smoking or using tobacco products as well as limit other people’s exposure to second hand smoke and the chemical byproducts of tobacco.

What does campus-wide tobacco-free mean?

This means there will be no smoking or use of tobacco products on Providence campuses, in hospital-owned vehicles, nor in privately-owned vehicles parked in Providence-owned garages and parking lots.

Isn’t smoking a legal right?

Court rulings maintain that smokers are not entitled to protection against discrimination as “addicts” or as “disabled persons.” Smokers who are addicted are addicted to the nicotine, not the cigarette, which is the delivery device. Regardless, as a private institution Providence has the right to declare their campuses and facilities tobacco-free.

Will this tobacco ban include chewing tobacco and other smokeless products as well as cigarettes?

Yes. The use of any tobacco product is prohibited.