Northwest Occupational Medicine Center

Excellence Since 1972

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about your visit to Northwest Occupational Medicine Center, Inc.

What happens during my first visit?

What time do I arrive from my first visit?

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit to complete onsite documents.

What do I need to bring?

How long does each visit last?

How should I dress?

Wear or bring loose fitting clothing to enable you to expose the area being evaluated and treated. There are shorts and gowns for your temporary use if needed during physician exams.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, we are referral based treatment center and do not treat walk-ins.

How many visits will I need?

This is variable and will depend on the nature and severity of the condition.

Why are people referred to physical or occupational therapy?

Do you communicate with my referring doctor?

Yes! We send them a copy of your initial evaluation and periodic progress reports when you return to them for follow-up. We also update them when you are discharged.

Who pays for treatment?

In most cases, your insurer. Insurance co-pay, coinsurance, and payment for non-covered supplies or services are usually requested at the time of service.

How do I know if my insurance covers my treatment?

We suggest you contact your insurance company to clarify your coverage for therapy prior to your initial visit.  Additionally, our billing office staff or admissions staff will verify your insurance coverage prior to your first visit.