We're understand, when it comes to health care, you have a choice and we appreciate the consideration. Here are few helpful tips aimed at making your exeprience with FCH the best it can be. Please call us if you have any questions or need further assistance. We're here to help!
When it comes to maintaining your health, every question is worth asking.
Please don't be shy. We're here to help you understand your health and your care plan. Eduction is your job!
Write down any questions you may have prior to your visit.
Write down any key words or medical terms that you may not fully understand.
As an active partner in your health care, you play a very important role. Bring a list of the medicines you/are taking, including names and the doses. For complex health needs, consider creating a medical history binder and include evaluations from other physicians.
It's helpful to have an extra set of hands and ears when hearing new medical information, so if possible, bring another adult with you to the appointment. If you need special assistance, we're here to help!
Allow 10 to 15 minutes for the check-in process. Delays do happen, so be prepared.
Bring a favorite book or your iPad to help make the time go by more quickly.
If you have to wait for your doctor because of an unexpected emergency or on a very busy day, remember that you will receive the same immediate care if you're in a similar situation.
Ask questions while meeting with your doctor.
Remember to ask for any instructions from the doctor or letters of medical necessities that you may need.
Feel free to ask us to repeat anything you may not fully understand.
As soon as you're done meeting with the doctor and nurse, take a few moments to write down some notes about what just happened during the visit; also write down any other questions you have and important phone numbers to call, such as the clinic's nursing line, prescription refill line and appointment line.
When possible, make your follow-up appointment before you leave and write down new appointment dates.
If you need a note from the medical staff, please make that request as you are checking out.