Bring insurance card, co-payment, and list of all medications, both over the counter and prescription.
Let nursing staff know if you are currently using or are planning to use a mail order medical supplier.
Obtain prescriptions from physician at the time of appointment. Only emergency prescriptions will be called in by the nursing staff.
For non-emergenices, call the specialty physician office before going to the Emergency Department. This decreases wait time and increases knowledge of each patient's medical history.
If the situation is life-threatening, call 911 immediately.
To prevent prescription drug abuse and protect the health and safety of the community, the Pennsylvania Department of Health collects information on all filled prescriptions for controlled substances. Controlled substances are drugs that have the potential for abuse or dependence. This information helps health care providers safety prescribe controlled substances and helps patients receive appropriate treatment.
For additional information, visit doh.pa.give/PDMP.