Planning Your First Visit with an Emory Physician

  • Arrive 15-30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
  • Should you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please notify your physician's office as soon as possible.

A checklist of what to bring to your appointment:

  • Insurance Information: Please bring your insurance card or necessary insurance information. If your insurance carrier requires a referral, bring referral numbers and forms. If your treatment is covered by Workers' Compensation, bring a letter of authorization from your insurance carrier. Please click here to view the Billing/Insurance sections of our website, which provides complete information about your insurance options.
  • Confirmation/Visit Number: If you received this number when you scheduled your appointment, please bring it with you.
  • Patient Information Form: If you received this form before your appointment, please complete it and bring it with you.
  • Medical Records: Please have your medical records from previous physicians transferred to the office of your scheduled appointment.
  • X-Rays and/or Scans: If appropriate to your visit, please bring any available X-rays or scans or have them sent to arrive by the time of your appointment.
  • A List of All Medications: Please bring a list of all medications you currently are taking or have taken recently, whether over-the-counter or prescription. Include the strength and dosage of each medication.
  • A List of Personal Health Questions or Concerns: Sometimes we forget all the things we wanted to tell or ask the doctor, so make a list of your symptoms, questions or concerns before you come to your appointment. And don't forget to bring it with you!

Because our patients' health, wellness and safety are of the utmost importance to us, smoking is not permitted in any Emory Healthcare facility. We know this restriction can be difficult for some, and we appreciate your cooperation.