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Preparing for Your Visit
- Visit Coverage: You will need to bring your Insurance, Health Coverage Plan, or Health Safety Net (HSN) card with you for every visit. If you do not have medical coverage or are unable to pay your deductibles and co-insurance, bring proof of your income and residency and we will assist you in trying to find a program to fit your needs.
- Medications: You should bring all the medications you are taking with you on your appointment. Bring the actual containers of the medications or a list of the medications, including the dosage and the number of times you take it per day. Include over-the-counter medications.
- List of Concerns: Prior to your visit, write a list of the issues that you have and would like to discuss with your health care provider.
- Family/Friend: It may be helpful to bring a family member or friend with you to the office.
- Interpretation: Certified medical interpreters are available in different languages. Please let us know of your language preferences.
Arriving at the Office
Check in at the registration area when you arrive.
Beginning the Exam
Blood pressure and weight measurements are taken at every visit. They are good screening tests and important to have in order to prescribe certain medicines and to make good judgments about your care.
During the Visit
There are several types of visits you may encounter:
- Physical Exam: This type of visit involves a longer, more detailed exam. If you need a physical exam, be sure to schedule it weeks in advance. You should have a physical exam each year.
- Acute Problem: The focus of this type of visit is to address a specific concern or illness.
- Several Problems: There may not be time to address all your concerns. It may help to rank them in order of importance so that the most concerning issues can be dealt with first.
If at any time during or after the visit you do not understand something, make sure to ask us questions. Our health care providers and nursing staff are available to answer your questions. It is important for you to understand and be informed about issues surrounding your health.
After the Visit
Your health care provider will tell you if you need a lab visit or other diagnostic test like an x-ray. He or she will also tell you when you should return to the health center for your next follow-up visit.
Ask if your lab tests are being done at the health center or if they are being sent out to another lab. Most of our lab tests are sent to Quest. If your lab test is being sent out, that facility will also need your Insurance, CenterCare, or Free Care information and a copy of your card. If they do not have your medical coverage information, they will send you a bill for the total amount.