For surgery, the medical assistant of your referring doctor will call you to tell you the date of your hospitalization and your surgery, as agreed with your surgeon. In general, admission is the day before surgery. For ENT pathologies, admission takes place at the IUFC.

Your referring physician will organize your hospitalization in the unit best suited to your condition.


Administrative formalities for hospitalization are carried out by the reception team (reception desk located on the ground floor of Building A).
For ENT pathologies, admission is done at the IUFC.


Monday to Friday from 7:45 am to 6 pm Outside of these days and times, contact the PC Security at the entrance of the Building Court A. If you enter on Sunday, the administrative entry must be made on Monday morning.

Whenever you come to the Center, please inform Reception of any changes to your details: name, address, phone number, attending physician …

Required administrative documents

  • Official ID (ID card, passport, residence permit)
  • Valid insurance card
  • Complementary insurance support voucher for hospital stays. Admissions staff need to know if you are covered for an individual room and the daily fee of €20.

At Antoine Lacassagne Center, patient care is solely based on Social Security rates.
Additional fees and private consultations are not practiced in the establishment


The names of doctors to whom we can send information about you should be specified. Among these doctors, it is important to state your designated Social Security doctor.


You can consult the information on financial support by following this link


Rooms with 1 and 2 beds are available. All rooms are air conditioned. Air quality is monitored and windows must be kept closed.


A booking form must be completed at Reception. These rooms are subject to availability.


Medical documents

  • X-rays and results of recent medical examinations (mammography, MRI, CT scan, medical analyzes …).
  • Prescriptions and treatments

If you are currently on treatment, you should bring your last prescription and your medications in their original packaging to give to the Nursing Office. It is important to take only medications prescribed by the Center’s doctor who may have to modify or stop certain medication.

Everything will be returned to you when you leave.

Your personal belongings


  • Open nightgown or pyjamas to facilitate dressings or infusions
  • Dressing gown, slippers that grip feet to avoid risk of falling.

There is no laundry service for personal affairs. Correct attire is required for circulating in the corridors.

Towels, flannels, …

Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving kit, brush, comb, hair dryer …
Toiletries can be purchased in the cafeteria, on ground floor of building A.

Hearing and dental prostheses
Store them in their containers, particularly before going to the operating room or for tests.
Adapted boxes can be provided by the health care team.
In the event of loss or damage, the Center cannot be held liable if these recommendations are not respected.

Remember to remove

  • Jewelry
  • Piercings
  • False nails
  • Nail polish …

Do not bring valuables

During your stay you will be taken from your room for tests and/or medical procedures, and during these absences your personal items will remain unattended. You are therefore advised not to bring valuables.

Bring only essentials (money, credit card, apartment keys, identity papers), which we advise you to deposit, after inventory, in the hospital safe from 9h to 12h and 14h to 17h on weekdays from Monday to Friday.

Withdrawals are made on the same days and at the same times.

The staff who welcome you to the hospital can take you there.

Lacassagne can only be held responsible for valuables and items deposited in accordance with the above recommendations.


Family Lounge

A lounge area is at your disposal in which to welcome your visitors. This has been made comfortable and friendly: multimedia station, television, games for children, etc. It is located on the 2nd floor of Building B.

Children visiting hospitalized parent
Your young children can visit you during your stay. The healthcare team can help, as well as a psychologist if you so wish. Ask for advice from the health executive.
In no circumstances should children be left alone anywhere in the Center. They must at all times be accompanied by an adult.

Antoine Lacassagne Center is a “No Smoking Hospital “.
For your health and safety, it is strictly forbidden to smoke on the premises.
Do you want to give up smoking? If so, do not hesitate to book an appointment for an anti-tobacco consultation on 04 92 03 11 00 or to contact the tobacco info service: 08.25.309.310 or 39 89

Alcoholic Beverages and Toxic Substances
It is forbidden to bring alcoholic drinks or toxic substances into the establishment.

They are forbidden throughout the establishment.

Flowers / Plants
These are not allowed, for reasons of hygiene.

Gambling, trade, exchange of any items are prohibited.

Do not tip staff. It is forbidden for staff to receive tips and you would expose them to sanctions.

As a matter of hygiene, visitors are forbidden to bring meals to the hospital. If needed, seek the advice of the health officer of the service.

Noise / Telephone / Television
For the tranquillity of all, you are asked to moderate the volume of your TV or radio. Mobile phones are tolerated, but use with the utmost discretion and at an absolute minimum.

You will be held responsible for any damage. You are requested to take care of all furniture and equipment.

Please be discreet in order to respect your neighbors’ rest and be courteous to staff, as they must also be to you.


Discharge decision
Your discharge is organized upon medical advice. A report of your hospitalization will be sent to your doctor. Departure against medical advice will be your responsibility. You will be asked to sign a certificate of discharge
Discharge formalities
Depending on the type of discharge, a hospitalization report, prescriptions, absence from work eventually, will be given by the medical assistant. You must go to Reception (Building A) to settle all your hospital bills.

Different discharge modes
Return home
You can apply for home care.
Depending on your case and on medical prescription, you can benefit from:
• Medical aid financed by the Social Security: care by private nurses, medical equipment providers, home care, home hospitalization.
• Other aids: cleaner, carer, financial support for someone to nurse you
The amount of cost covered will depend on your insurance.
• Residential care and rehabilitation on prescription.
This option will depend on your state of health and places available, communicated sometimes overnight. This option also depends on the degree of care provided by your complementary insurance. The duration of stay is 3 weeks.
Retirement homes
These provide unlimited stay with the possibility of elaborate medical support. Financing is your responsibility (financial support is possible in some socially assisted cases).
Therapeutic Apartments of the White Penitents (Maison Sainte Croix)
As part of an agreement with the White Penitents, entirely new furnished and equipped apartments, located in Nice, can be provided, on decision of a committee made up of Lacassagne medical staff and representatives of the White Penitents, for a maximum of 3 months.

• Staff
• Taxi, Light Health Vehicle, Ambulance.
A voucher will be given to you on prescription, depending on your state of health.
You are free to choose your own taxi or ambulance company.

If you have had a general anesthesia as an outpatient
• You are not allowed to leave alone. Arrange for someone to take you home; taxis are allowed.
• You must not spend the night alone following anesthesia.
• You cannot drive for 24h.
• You must not sign any documents for 24h.

Exit questionnaire

To improve the quality of our care, you can be given an exit questionnaire available in the units. You can give it to the staff or put it in one of the suggestion boxes provided for this purpose.
You will leave the Center following authorization of the referring doctor. Before leaving the service, you must contact the medical assistant or nurses who will give you your prescriptions, your next appointments and who will also return medical documents and personal treatment.
The medical and nursing staff remain at your disposal to monitor your state of health.


Visiting hours
Visits are permitted daily from 12.00 to 20.00. Outside these hours, visits are subject to medical authorization. Special authorizations are possible with the health service department. The visit of children is possible, but it must be authorized and organized.

Ambulatory Surgery Unit (Bldg A – 2nd floor)
04 92 03 12 09

DISSPO Day Hospital (Bldg A- 3rd floor)

04 92 03 12 13

Chemotherapy Day Hospital (Bldg A – 3rd floor)

04 92 03 13 58/11 25

CRC Day Hospital (Bldg A – 3rd Floor)
04 92 03 11 23

Conventional Hospital Surgery (Bldg A – 4th Floor)

04 92 03 14 44

Conventional Hospitalization of Medicine (Bldg B – 3rd floor)

04 92 03 13 95

Medical Hospitalization Week (Bldg B – 4th floor)
04 92 03 13 24

Conventional Medical Hospitalization (Bldg B – 4th floor)

04 92 03 13 25

Early Phase Unit (Bldg B – 4th Floor)

04 92 03 13 15

Conventional Medical Hospitalization (Bldg B – 5th floor)
04 92 03 14 91

Continuous Monitoring Unit (IUFC)
04 92 03 14 43

Hospitalisation Conventionnelle de Médecine (Bât B – 3ème étage)
04 92 03 13 95

Hospitalisation de Semaine de Médecine (Bât B – 4ème étage)
04 92 03 13 24

Hospitalisation Conventionnelle de Médecine (Bât B – 4ème étage)
04 92 03 13 25

Unité de Phases Précoces (Bât B – 4ème étage)
04 92 03 13 15

Hospitalisation Conventionnelle de Médecine (Bât B – 5ème étage)
04 92 03 14 91

Unité de Surveillance Continue (IUFC)
04 92 03 14 43