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Planning Your Visit

How to Schedule an Appointment

Patients may schedule an appointment by calling (813) 974-2201. 

Patients may also request an appointment by logging into MyChart.

Insurance and New Patient Forms 

When calling 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. Complete a registration packet prior to your appointment and verify your insurance prior to your visit.

 Visit USF Health Patient Forms to access forms to complete prior to your visit.

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. 

On the Day of Your Visit

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment in order to complete your registration. 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. Please bring all your completed patient forms

Upon arrival you may be asked 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.

What to Expect 

Your healthcare provider may provide medical care to you in a healthcare teaching and research setting. 

Through the power of academic medicine, USF Health can provide the highest quality of care and offer unique state-of-the-art therapies and cures.

As a patient, you may be seen by a resident physician under the direction of the attending physician. Residents are medical school graduates who have completed their degrees and are completing their training to become board certified in a specific field such as pediatrics or surgery.  

Medical care may be provided by residents and/or fellows under appropriate supervision and may be observed, and in some instances aided, by students under appropriate supervision.

In addition, our USF Health physicians may enter into formal supervisory relationships with Advanced Practice Providers (APP) such as Physician Assistants or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in conformity with Florida law. You may receive medical care from an APP in lieu of a physician.

Please understand you have the right to choose the healthcare provider of your preference. You also have the right to refuse any medical care and right to discuss all of your medical care with your healthcare provider.

If you have concerns of being seen by a resident, student, or APP please communicate with a member of your care team. At USF Health we are committed to making life better for our patients by offering them a positive patient experience and providing them with the best possible outcomes. 

Visit Why Academic Medicine Means Better Health Care to learn more about the advantages of being treated at an academic medical center.

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. 

 

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