DO NOT go to a U.S. hospital for general care or minor medical concerns!
Hospital admission is generally for longer-term care and monitoring. If you are admitted to a hospital, you should follow the recommendations of the health care providers. Additionally, expect restrictions on who can visit you, when they can visit, what they can bring for you, what you can eat or drink, and what you’re allowed to do while hospitalized.
If you are admitted to a hospital, the department you’re admitted to is determined by your care needs. Please feel free to ask your providers what department you’re in and what that means. Hospitalization is incredibly expensive in the U.S. An overnight stay can cost thousands of dollars. If you are admitted, you should follow the advice from your caregivers to leave as soon as is reasonable.