Getting an Appointment at Mayo Clinic
– Schedule an appointment online. Visit http://www.mayoclinic.org and click on “request an appointment” at the right of the page. You will then be transferred to a page where you can make an online request to see a physician.
-don’t make an official appointment request until you have spoken with you insurance provider and primary care physician.
-Select a medical campus. The three main patient treatment centers are located in: Rochester, Minnesota, Jacksonville Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona. Be aware that the best location for you might not necessarily be the one that is geographically closest to you, as some locations may lack certain specialties.
-The Rochester, Minnesota campus is the flagship Mayo Clinic institution, offering the widest variety of services from the largest number of physicians.
-Due to the typically cold, harsh winter weather conditions, the Rochester, Minnesota campus is less likely to be busy than the other two during the winter season, this may mean a shorter waiting period.
-Provide required patient information. After selecting your Mayo Clinic location online, you will be asked to provide information about the prospective patient (whether this be you or a frined or family member). Be sure to provide as much information as possible when filling out this form, this will expedite the appointment scheduling process.
-you will need to have relevant information readily available when completing the patient information form. This includes birth date, address, insurance information, and details regarding the patient’s medical condition.
-Supporting information about tests, x-rays, or other diagnostics is also requested.
-Once you have finished the form, click “send request” at the bottom of the page.
-A Mayo Clinic representative will contact you (usually within a few business days) to review additional financial and medical information before you’re offered an appointment.
-Call the Mayo Clinic. This is an alternative to scheduling an appointment online. If you choose to do this, you will need to call the specific facility you wish to visit, as there is no central scheduling location. The appropriate phone numbers for the location of your choice can be found online.
-when you call, be sure to have all relevant patient information ready, which includes the information listed for the online scheduling procedure.
-you are no more or less likely to get an appointment by calling verses scheduling online, and the waiting period is the same.
-Be prepared to wait!. Mayo Clinic waiting times can be as long as a few months, but will depend upon the severity of your condition and how busy your location of choice happens to be. In the meantime can still take a week or more.
-Don’t wait to receive medical attention if you are seriously ill. If your condition worsens while you are waiting, see your doctor and request a referral to Mayo if you haven’t already been given one. This could “fast-track” your appointment.
-Bring your pertinent information with you. Once your appointment date arrives, make sure you have your documented medical history and other pertinent information with you when you see the doctor. Mayo Clinic doctors will review your medical history as part of the diagnosis and treatment planning process.
-previous x-rays, test results, and all other relevant information should also be included with your records.