your first appointment

Your First Appointment

The first time you visit us at Codman you need to:

  • Know any health conditions you have currently or have had in the past
  • Know any major health conditions that your family (parents, siblings, grandparents) has currently or has had in the past
  • Bring your health insurance card if you have one (you will need this card at every visit)
  • Bring a list of any medications you are taking (or bring the medications themselves)

During your first visit, we will:

  • Help you fill out necessary forms
  • Help you choose a primary care provider
  • Explain how to make appointments and get access to all of the Health Center's services
  • Make any appointments you need with providers and/or with insurance services

By the end of your visit, you should know:

  • The answers to all of your questions; if not, schedule a follow-up visit, or check with registration to determine who may best answer your questions
  • What your treatment plan is (i.e., medications, referrals, other services, follow-up visits)
  • What medications you will be taking, how to take them, possible side-effects and why you are taking them
  • The date and time of any lab tests or follow-up appointment

If you are ever unable to attend a scheduled appointment:

  • PLEASE CALL 24 hours in advance if you cannot keep your scheduled appointment
  • Your cancellation will allow us to offer that appointment to another sick patient
  • Also, please keep your records updated; tell us about changes in your address or telephone number