Your First Visit

Here are some things to bring to your appointment:

  • Copies of your medical history, x-rays, and/or lab reports if you have them
  • List of any medications that you may be taking and their dosages
  • Your insurance information and card (i.e., HMO, Medicare, Medicaid)
  • Any forms you were asked to bring with you
  • Any questions you may have for your doctor

If you are insured under a managed care plan, before your appointment:

  • Confirm that the provider you will be seeing is a participating provider in your plan and obtain any prior authorization, if required
  • Confirm that any service you will be receiving is covered under your plan and obtain any prior authorization, if required
  • Your insurance information and card (i.e., HMO, Medicare, Medicaid)
  • Obtain any necessary referral authorization from your primary care physician before seeing a specialist
  • Be prepared to pay your co-payment at the time of service