Like eating well and staying active, seeing a primary care provider regularly is an important part of your health maintenance. People who visit their primary care provider regularly have better health outcomes, lower death rates and lower health care costs than people who don’t, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The Affordable Care Act requires most health plans to cover preventative health services at no cost to you. These services include many health screenings and immunizations. At every CMH Primary Care Clinics, your primary care provider will serve as your guide to accessing many of these benefits.
There are three convenient CMH Primary Care locations in Astoria, Seaside and Warrenton, Oregon.
Preventive care is an important part of your overall healthcare program. Our family care providers and pediatricians in Astoria can help you with specialized knowledge. The purpose of these check-ups is to evaluate and monitor your health, while also allowing time for the medical provider to address your questions and concerns. Ask us about:
If you or a loved one are suffering from addiction to heroin or prescription opioid drugs, please contact Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare.
With the assistance of CMH Primary Care providers in Astoria, Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare provides medication-assisted treatment to treat opioid addiction. In this program, you will participate in individual and group therapy, while taking FDA-approved Suboxone to ease withdrawal symptoms.
To find out if you’re eligible to participate in medication-assisted treatment, contact Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare at 503-325-5722.
Q: What is your policy on rescheduling and cancellations?click to open
A: If you arrive more than 10 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, you may be asked to reschedule, as the remaining time reserved for you will not be sufficient for the provider to address your needs. If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment time.
Q: Are your services covered by insurance?click to open
Some services may not be covered by your insurance plan. Please ask your medical provider and your insurance provider about costs before planning any procedure.
Q: What should I bring to my first appointment?click to open
Please bring the following:
Q: What should I expect at my appointment?click to open
When you arrive, please check in at the desk. We will ask you for your completed paperwork, insurance card, and co-payment. You will be given a Consent-to-Treat form and we will take your photograph to help ensure proper identification while you are under our care. In some cases, x-ray or lab tests may be required during your appointment, but we’ll let you know that before your appointment. If your appointment results in scheduling a procedure or surgery, your visit may last a little longer than normal.
Q: How will I learn the results of my test?click to open
Normal results may be sent by mail. We will call you to talk about any concerning test results, or to schedule a follow-up appointment. All results are provided after our caregivers receive the final report, which may take a week or more for some tests. If you’ve not heard from us within seven (7) days, please call the office. Please note that results can be given directly to the patient or authorized representative only. If you would like to authorize anyone other than yourself to have access to your medical information, ask us for a release of information authorization form.
Q: How do I get my prescription refilled?click to open
If you need a refill of your medication, please call your pharmacy and ask them to submit a refill request. Please allow three (3) business days for all refill requests, and see your provider on schedule so that we can monitor your health and keep your prescriptions up to date and refilled as needed.
Q: What do I do if I have questions between appointments?click to open
There are a couple different ways to reach your provider, the clinic nurse or the family transition planner. You may 1) send us a message through the patient portal, myCMH, or 2) call the clinic phone number, press "3" for more options, then select the person you'd like to reach.
Copyright © Columbia Memorial Hospital