If you are a new patient, you will have forms to fill out (such as a health history, consent for services, etc.) at your first visit. Staff members can help you fill out these forms if you need help. You may be asked to provide a urine sample in case we need to run tests (such as for pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections). You will also be asked to provide a monetary donation (this is optional, and you can be seen even if you can’t donate).
Once you are registered in our computer system, you’ll be called to the back office. A medical assistant will get your vital signs (height, weight, blood pressure) and ask some basic questions, such as the reason for the visit.
Depending on the services you want/need, you may see a registered nurse or a nurse practitioner or the medical assistant may take care of all of your needs that day. If you are having symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection, such as unusual discharge, pelvic pain, pain with urination, etc., you will likely need an exam by a nurse practitioner.