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Health Services

Post Anesthesia Care Unit 

List of Services Provided

Post anesthesia patient care

Hours of Operations

24/7 or:
Monday thru Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Federal Holidays: Closed


Q: When can I start eating after surgery?
A: It depends on the surgery, most procedures patients can start consuming clear liquids right away, as tolerated.

Q: What phase of recovery care is PACU?
A: PACU is phase I.
Q: When can I see my family?
A: Family members are welcome in Phase II of recovery, usually this will be performed in 6C1.
Q: How long do I have to stay in PACU?
A: The minimum stay must be 30 mins and the patient will stay until pain is tolerable and vital signs are stable.
Q: How did my surgery go?
A: Your surgeon will be happy to come see you and talk to you, they will usually come see you at phase II of recovery once the patient is less sleepy.

Contact Us

Tripler Central Appointment Line

(888) 683-2778 (888-MTF-APPT)

Nurse Advice Line

1-800-TRICARE, option #1

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Phone number: (808) 433-5990
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.