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Patient Centered Medical/Dental Home

A Patient Centered Medical/Dental Home is called a “home” because we would like it to be the first place you think of for all your healthcare needs. Much like a home, our goal is to make it easy and comfortable for you to get the care you need in a way that works best for you. Within our home, a partnership develops between you and your Care Team: the providers, clinical support and office staff dedicated to coordinating the services you need for the best care possible. The focus is on you.

YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER PLEDGES TO

  • Coordinate your care across all settings (for example specialists, rehabilitation centers, behavioral health).
  • Be available to you during and after regular business hours for your care needs.
  • Explain diseases, treatments and results in an easy-to-understand way.
  • Learn all about you, your history, your care preferences, and your health goals.
  • Keep treatments, discussions, and records private.
  • Provide instructions on how to meet your healthcare needs after hours.
  • Give you clear directions about treatments and medications.
  • Listen to your questions and concerns to help you make decisions about your care.
  • Provide optimal care based on nationally researched clinical protocols.
  • Communicate in a timely fashion test results, information about alternative services to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, and updates on vaccines and screenings.
  • End every visit with clear instructions about expectations, treatments and future plans.

Items to bring to your first visit

  • Photo identification
  • Health insurance card(s)
  • Social Security card
  • Proof of income for sliding scale fee schedule discount
  • Medical or dental history
  • Medical records (especially) if recent hospital admission or emergency room visit
  • All medications currently taking
  • Foster parent or grandparent: Guardian or custody papers showing custody of child required
  • Adult guardian: Power of Attorney

Health Care Assistance Programs

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Sliding Fee Program>

Payments

We accept most types of insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, PPOs,  and other plans. Please call to ensure that your insurance is among those we accept.

  • Payment is expected on the day services are provided.
  • Co-pays or the nominal fees are collected at check-in. At check-out, additional fees may be due based on the services you received.
  • You are encouraged to apply for our sliding scale program. If eligible, the program may reduce costs for the uninsured or be applied to insurance deductibles and co-insurances.
  • We serve all patients regardless of their inability to pay.

If you need financial assistance, please schedule an appointment to speak with one of our financial counselors to make arrangements.

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