HOW TO ESTABLISH CARE AT CAHABA MEDICAL CARE:
1) Make an Appointment
Call one of our locations or stop by in in person.
Cahaba Medical Care (205) 926-2992
Cahaba Medical Care - Woodstock (205) 938-9348
Cahaba Medical Care - Maplesville (334) 366-4040
Cahaba Medical Care - Bessemer (205) 277-2358
Cahaba Medical Care - Birmingham (West End) (205) 679-6325
2) Sign a Medical Records Release Form
If you are transferring your care from another facility to Cahaba Medical Care, we ask that you please first come by one of our office locations to sign a Medical Records Release Form. It is important that your CMC provider is aware of your past medical history, including information regarding any previous or existing illnesses or conditions, as well as previous and/or current treatments and medications. Therefore, we will need to obtain all of your previous medical records for our providers to review before your initial appointment in order to provide you with the safest and highest quality of care. Our office will fax your signed release to your previous physician’s office, and once we have obtained you records, we will then call you to set up your initial appointment. Please be aware that this process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
You can download and print the Medical Records Release Form below, or stop by any of our office locations to request a copy and/or submit your completed form.
3) Complete New Patient Paperwork
When you arrive for your first appointment, you will be asked to complete our new patient paperwork. If you would like to complete the paperwork prior to arriving for your visit, you can print and fill out the “New Patient Packet” and “New Patient Medical History” forms below. By providing us with detailed and accurate information regarding your medical history, you’re making an important contribution to your own health by helping to ensure you receive the best care possible.
4) Submit Insurance Information
In order for us to do our absolute best at taking care of you financially, it helps if you are able to bring your insurance cards to our office prior to your initial appointment. This gives our billing office time to verify your insurance and to ensure that services provided will be covered. If you’re unable to get this information to us beforehand, please make sure to bring it with you to your visit. As a general rule, it’s always best to bring your insurance cards with you to every appointment.
If you do not have insurance, please let us know when you schedule your appointment. Our office can talk with you about our discounted sliding scale option and make sure you get the necessary paperwork to enroll in this plan prior to your visit. Our sliding scale program allows patients to receive physician services at a discounted rate determined by household income and family size.
5) Remember Your Medications
It’s very important that you bring all of your current medications with you to each visit for your care team to review.
**PLEASE NOTE: Cahaba Medical Care does not prescribe and/or authorize refills on any medications deemed a controlled substance during a patient’s initial visit, regardless of whether or not the patient has a prior prescription from another physician.
If you have any other questions about how to establish care at Cahaba Medical Care, call 205-926-2992.