Our Patients & Visitors

Your Hospital Stay

We want your stay at Fort Washington Medical Center to be a positive experience. Below is important information for your comfort, convenience and safety.


Upon arrival to Fort Washington Medical Center, please check in at the Information Desk located in the main lobby of the hospital. If you are admitted through the Emergency Room, your health care needs will be assessed to determine the best course of treatment.


Tell us about any medications you are currently taking. Your physician will prescribe any additional medications you need during your hospital stay.

Patient ID:

You will be issued a patient identification bracelet upon admission.

Personal Items & Valuables:

If possible, personal items and valuables are best kept at home. Upon admission, we can make arrangements to have your personal items stored in a safe.

Room Amenities:

All of our inpatient rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and daily cleaning service. Meals are served three times daily based on the diet recommended by your physician.

Non-Smoking Campus:

We are pleased to offer a non-smoking environment for the health and safety of everyone on the FWMC campus.

Contacting a Patient:

For inquiries regarding a patient’s room or telephone number, please call the FWMC operator at 301-292-7000, extension “0”.

We strive to make your stay with us as satisfying as possible. Have questions? Call (301) 292-7000.

Hear it from Our Patients

Jody Beard has suffered from knee pain for many years. Not anymore, thanks to knee replacement surgery through the Fort Washington Medical Center Joint Replacement Program.
This surgery has changed my life. I no longer lay on shopping carts for support or agonize when walking on concrete. After two knee replacements, now I am all over the place. I’m walking around the school where I work without pain. My granddaughter says I don’t walk like a penguin anymore. I have my surgeon and the FWMC staff to thank for that!
~ Jody Beard