What should I expect during my first doctor’s appointment?

When you go to a clinic for your first appointment, first check in at the front desk. Remember to bring:

  • A photo ID
  • Any cards that were given to you during your eligibility appointment.

The front desk staff will ask your name, collect a co-pay or fee (if required), and give you other instructions. Then you will wait for your name to be called. How long you wait to see the doctor will be dependent upon how busy the clinic is.

A medical assistant will call you back and will take your weight, blood pressure, and temperature, then ask you about your medical history and the reason for your visit. You will then meet your doctor.  Remember to bring:

  • All of the medications that you are taking,
  • A list of questions you have for the doctor,
  • A notepad to write instructions from the doctor.