Pre-Surgical Testing

Thank you, if you have chosen St. Anthony's for your upcoming surgical procedure. It is not unusual to feel apprehensive undergoing surgery. We are committed to providing exceptional patient care, promoting patient education, and enhancing patient safety.

Steps to Surgery

Step 1 | After you and your physician decided to have your procedure at St. Anthony's, it is important to complete a History and Physical within 30 days of your scheduled surgery date.

Step 2 | It’s also important to accurately and fully complete the Health Assessment Form prior to your Pre-Surgical Testing appointment.  This form is  provided by your surgeon’s office or click here to download.

Your Pre-Admissions nurse will be reviewing this with you.

Step 3 | Two days before your surgery, it is important you are available by phone so that we can confirm details regarding your arrival time and last minute start time changes.

Our team typically will try to call you between 10 am and 4 pm. Please make every effort to be available for this call.

Step 4 | On the day of your surgery:
  • Take medications per instructions with a sip of water
  • Wear loose fitting clothes that will be comfortable after your surgery
  • Please do not bring any valuables

You must have a someone 18 or older to drive you home and to be with you for 24 hours after surgery. If this is not possible, please notify your surgeon’s office as soon as possible.

Your Pre-Surgical Testing Appointment

Please schedule your appointment for your Pre-Surgical testing using the button below. If you do not schedule your visit, Pre-Surgical Testing staff will contact you.

Make Your Appointment Online


503 North Maple Street
Effingham, Illinois

Entrance D on Patient Entrance Map

Items to bring with you

  • All your medications or a full list of all medications you take
  • Completed Health Assessment Form
  • Insurance cards
  • Photo ID
  • If you have one, any Advance Directives or a Living Will
  • Guardianship papers, if applicable


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

More Information