What to bring to your appointment
We want to answer as many of your questions as possible during your visit.
Please prepare for this by bringing the following items. If you require
additional assistance, please call our office and ask for Alicia Osborn,
New Patient Coordinator for the Neurosurgery Department, at (510) 818-1160.
- Health Insurance Card/Information
- If needed, a friend or family member to take notes or help with questions
- A list of all medications you are taking
- A list of your questions or concerns
- A copy of your MRI film/CD and report
- Copies of records from doctors related to your visit with us
Forms that new patients should complete (below)
Patient Forms That Need Completion
Our forms require use of the free Adobe Reader Software –
download from the Adobe website. Please print and complete these forms below prior to your first appointment.
Because of changes in the health care industry, insurance does not always
pay for all care. We will assist with your insurance billing, but we cannot
bill your insurance unless you furnish us with all insurance information
and bring your ID card with you to your appointment. We will also assist
in obtaining the pre-certifications that are required for surgery, diagnostic
testing or second opinions.
We accept most insurance plans, including PPOs, some HMOs, Worker’s
Compensation, and Medicare. Please check with your insurance to verify
our participation in your plan prior to scheduling your appointment. Please
be aware that your insurance coverage is a contract between you and your
insurance provider. We are not a party to that contract. You are responsible
for paying any claims that are not covered by insurance. We also ask that
you pay any co-payment required by your insurance carrier upon arrival at WTMF.
If your insurance plan requires a physician referral authorization number,
please bring that with you or have it called in to us ahead of time.
Washington Healthcare Systems
Washington Hospital Healthcare System has been serving Alameda County for more than 50 years. Washington Hospital
Healthcare System offer special services such as 24-hour emergency services,
outpatient surgery, laboratory, medical imaging, and hospice.
University of California, San Francisco
UCSF Medical Center is perenially honored as one of the top 10 hospitals in America, and the
best in the Bay Area. UCSF is a leading university dedicated to defining
health worldwide through advanced biomedical research.
Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute
The world-class physicians, physicist, technologists, nurses and other
health care professionals at Washington Hospital’s
Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute use powerful, leading-edge technologies to treat adults and children with
a wide range of neurological diseases and disorders.