Navigate Up

Preparing For Your Office Visit

Knowing what to expect can help make your visit go more smoothly.

Before your Appointment

If your insurance requires a referral, please call your primary care physician as soon as you have made your appointment with our office. If you do not get approval from your insurance carrier before your office visit, the insurance company may not cover the services.

What to Bring

On the day of your office visit, please bring:

  • Your health insurance card
  • Previous test results, including the actual films
  • A list of the medications you are taking
  • Information about the doctor who referred you, including:
    • Name
    • Office address
    • Phone and fax numbers

Providing the above information will help us become familiar with your case and allow us to keep in touch with your doctor regarding your care.

Waiting Time

Please allow ample time for your first office visit.

  • New patients will have to complete a general medical form, in addition to being examined.
  • The amount of time the doctor spends with each patient will vary depending on the patient’s condition.
  • We try to see our patients on time. However, emergencies sometimes occur, and some patients require extra time. For these reasons, occasionally there are delays in our schedule.
  • When delays occur, we hope you understand. If you find it inconvenient to wait, we will be glad to reschedule your appointment.

Canceling an Appointment

If you must change an appointment, please call your physician office as soon as possible.

Office contact information:

 

©  UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Supplemental content provided by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions. All rights reserved.

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on UPMC.com is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, UPMC.com is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

For UPMC Mercy Patients: As a Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy abides by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, as determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As such, UPMC Mercy neither endorses nor provides medical practices and/or procedures that contradict the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

© UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA, USA UPMC.com