Make an appointment
If you are new to Dartmouth-Hitchcock and first need to find a primary care physician (PCP) or other physician, see Find a Provider.
Some health insurance policies require that you have a referral from your family doctor (primary care provider, or PCP) to make an appointment for specialty care. Please review your health insurance coverage before calling for an appointment.
Some departments require that you be referred to them by a physician. See Referrals and Precertifications for more information.
If you need a translator/interpreter during your medical appointment, please notify the department's appointment secretary when you make your appointment. For more information, see Interpreting.
Shared medical appointments
Depending on the department and the reason for the appointment, you may be scheduled for a shared medical appointment. Shared medical appointments offer an interactive approach to health care that brings patients together who have common needs. While they do not take the place of individual appointments, they can be a valuable addition to the care you already receive. The benefits include:
- Longer appointments in a confidential, comfortable setting with other patients who bring up questions you may not have thought to ask, or are uncomfortable asking
- Individual time with your doctor in addition to shared time during the same appointment
- Possibly eliminating the need for an additional trip to Dartmouth-Hitchcock because, in some cases, you will have tests done and get immediate results
- Receiving prescriptions if you need them and having necessary tests ordered, just as you would in an individual appointment
The shared medical appointment may be one time only or may be held on a regular basis. Also, while many shared medical appointments are for patients only, some are open to families and caregivers as well.
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