Is a telephone available for family members of those in a regular room?

Peter N. Mattar, MD
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Usually, a telephone is available for the patient to make local calls.  If family members would like to make calls, they can ask the nurse on duty to assist them.  Each hospital is different and so are their telecommunications configurations.

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