Prism Health North Texas

Your First Medical Visit

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What to Expect at Your Medical Appointment

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TIME

Expect your first appointment to take about 60-90 minutes. You will be asked about your medical and social history. Follow up appointments are shorter.

EXAM & TESTS

Your doctor will order blood samples and conduct exams. Your doctor might do some other tests, such as a skin test for tuberculosis (TB).

VACCINATIONS

We will recommend vaccines to prevent other problems, such as pneumonia and the flu.

WHAT TO BRING

Bring your medicines with you to your appointment and your medical records if you have them. Let your doctor know of any over-the-counter medicines you are taking. Bring your insurance information and a photo ID.

WHAT TO SAY

Be honest with your doctor. Tell your doctor all your symptoms and health concerns so that you can get help for them. Also, mention if you use alcohol or drugs since they can affect your treatment.

QUESTIONS?

Don’t be shy. It’s your health and you should understand. Ask your doctor about any questions you have You can also bring one family member or friend to support you.

Did you know…Prism Health North Texas has been providing HIV medical care since 2001?