If you are a new Alliance member, we recommend that you visit your new doctor within the first 120 days for a New Patient Exam.
Here are three reasons to make an appointment for a New Patient Exam.
1. Your doctor can get to know you and the care you need.
The purpose of the New Patient Exam is to help your doctor learn your health care history and needs. This is a chance to start to feel comfortable with your doctor. Your doctor may:
- Ask you some questions about your health history.
- Ask you to complete a questionnaire.
- Tell you about health education counseling and classes that may help you.
It is a good idea to take a list of your medications and questions with you to your visit. Be ready to talk with your doctor about your health care needs and concerns.
This visit may include a physical exam, needed vaccines and health screenings.
2. You can get your questions answered.
A New Patient Exam is a good time to ask your doctor any questions or talk about any concerns you may have about your health.
Your doctor will work with you to help prevent you from getting sick.
3. Scheduling a New Patient Exam is easy (and at no cost to you).
Your doctor’s contact information is on the back of your Alliance Member ID card.
When you call to schedule your appointment, tell the person who answers the phone that you are a member of the Alliance. Give your Alliance ID number. Take your BIC and Alliance ID card to your appointment.
Do you need help scheduling your New Patient Exam? No problem! Call Member Services at 800-700-3874. For the Hearing or Speech Assistance Line, call 800-735-2929 (TTY: Dial 711).