One of our patient account representatives will contact you prior to your
procedure. They will collect necessary insurance coverage information
to expedite the registration process for you. If you have not heard from
them within 48 hours of your procedure, please call us at
(904) 209-1400 and request someone to assist you in providing you with this information.
We will file your health insurance for the coverage of the routine equipment,
supplies, pre-procedural services, procedural room time, recovery charges
and routine medications including anesthetics that will be administered
while in the center.
Standard outpatient procedures are typically covered by your medical insurance.
You may be asked for a partial payment upon admission to the center, dependent
upon your insurance coverage. (We make every effort to advise you of this
amount prior to your admission.) Full payment for the deductible and copayment,
if applicable, is required upon admission.
- All patients must have a current, valid insurance card with them at the
time of admission, as well as photo identification
- VISA, MASTERCARD and most major credit cards are accepted
We also accept personal checks, cash, cashier’s checks and money orders.
You will be billed separately for services from your physician, anesthesiologist,
pathologist and any radiological or laboratory services received.
If you have any questions regarding any of the preceding information, please
do not hesitate to call us at
Preparations For Your Procedure
- DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER 10:00 P.M. BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE. This
is imperative, and failure to do so will result in complications and may
result in postponement of your procedure
- If you are taking medications for diabetes, heart or blood pressure, contact
your physician or discuss this with one of our nursing staff to ensure
proper instructions on taking or discontinuing the medication
- If you experience any health changes between your recent visit to your
doctor and the day of your procedure, notify your doctor. Please report
even minor changes such as an elevated temperature, cough or cold
- If you suspect that you are pregnant, please notify your doctor
- For your own safety and protection, you will not be allowed to drive a
motor vehicle after your procedure
- Please make arrangements to have someone bring you and escort you home
from the center. This includes pain management procedures. You may also
need to have someone with you overnight depending on the procedure you
are having done
After Your Procedure
Following your procedure, you will be moved to a fully equipped recovery
area. There, our anesthesia and nursing staff will closely monitor you.
The length of stay varies, and most patients are discharged within one
to three hours.
After Your Return Home
We will provide you with your physician’s instructions regarding
diet, activity level and medications. The center will provide you with
a written summary of these instructions.
Please have someone stay with you for 24 hours following your procedure,
and pamper yourself during this time. Since it is normal to feel drowsy
after receiving anesthetic medications, we also recommend that you postpone
the following activities after discharge:
- Driving and operating any equipment
- Signing important documents
- Making significant decisions
- Drinking alcoholic beverages