Planning Your Visit

Scheduling Appointments

Patients may schedule appointments by calling (813) 974-DOCS.

To plan for your appointment:

  • Complete a registration packet and verify your insurance prior to your visit. Those documents will either be mailed to your home, or we may ask you to log onto our website and download those forms to fill out and bring to your appointment.
  • When you call to schedule your appointment, please have your insurance card available. This allows us to better serve you and minimize your out-of-pocket expenses and delays.

Cancellations

If you need to cancel an appointment, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance. We will reschedule your visit to ensure your medical needs are met. Your advanced notice may help another patient who is waiting to see one of our physicians.

New Patients

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment in order to complete your registration. We may ask you to log onto our website and download new patient forms to fill out and bring to your appointment. If you have hard copies of your medical records, please bring them to your appointment and we will scan those into your electronic health record at USF Health.

If Your Primary Care Physician Has Referred You to USF Health

USF Health is committed to working closely with your referring physician and will send your doctor information regarding your USF Health visit, test and/or procedure. Please let us know the name of your referring physician, along with the telephone number and address. We will also request the medical records pertaining to your visit from the referring physician. If you have hard copies of your medical records, please bring them to your appointment and we will scan those into your electronic health record at USF Health.

On the Day of Your Visit

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time in order to complete necessary documents, including authorizations for treatment, insurance assignments and medical questionnaires. You will also be required to pay for any applicable co-payments and deductibles at the time of your visit.

We recommend that you bring the following items to your appointment:

  • A list of questions or topics you may wish to discuss with your physician.
  • A medical history form or diary of findings, including recorded blood pressure readings, blood sugar results, or a pain record if you are experiencing pain.
  • A list of the medications you take or the actual containers of the medications, including non-prescription drugs such as vitamins and herbal remedies.
  • A list of medications you need to refill.
  • All medical information such as medical records, test results and X-rays that are pertinent to your visit, so we may scan them into your electronic health record to be managed by your healthcare team. Please make arrangements with your other doctor(s) to obtain copies of this information.