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check into

Meaning: to register your details after arriving for treatment at a hospital, a rehabilitation centre or a health resort

For example:

  • I had to check into the hospital the night before the operation.

  • Amy knew she had a drug problem, but she didn't want to check into a rehab centre.

Nouns often used as objects with
check into: hospital, rehab, rehabilitation centre, treatment centre, detox centre, clinic, hotel

Note: "Check into" and "check in" can be used to mean the same things, but most people seem to use "check into" more for hospitals and medical centres, and "check in" more for hotels and airline desks.

Quick Quiz:

If someone is addicted to drugs, they should consider checking into
  1. a four-star hotel
  2. a state prison
  3. a treatment centre

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