Patient Instructions for Imaging and Radiology Services
Centralized Scheduling Procedures
Effective April 29, 2011
Scheduling patients for Outpatient Diagnostic services can be accomplished
simply by faxing a signed, complete physician order to Central Scheduling.
A complete order includes patient name, patient date of birth, exam diagnosis,
procedure, ordering physician signature, patient home/work/cell phone
numbers and insurance information. Exams requiring pre-authorization must
be obtained prior to scheduling the procedure. For exams not requiring
pre-authorization, Central Scheduling will allow physicians to call and
request an appointment while the patient is still in the office. Please
note if a request for an appointment is called in, a physician order should
be faxed prior to calling Centralized Scheduling.
Once scheduled, the physician will receive a faxed confirmation of the
appointment. If the appointment needs to be confirmed, cancelled or changed,
the patient or physician can call the Centralized Scheduling Department
toll free 1-855-466-1111.
Centralized Scheduling currently schedules for all outpatient areas excluding
the Cancer Care Center, Wound Care Center and Surgical Services. The hours
of operation are from 8 a.m.-6 pm, Monday-Friday. Centralized Scheduling
can be contacted using the following numbers:
Brunswick Phone: 912-466-1240 | Fax: 912-466-1213
Camden Phone: 912 576-6190 | Fax: 912-576-6187
Toll Free 1-855-466-1111
If you are calling outside of the local calling area, toll-free numbers
are provided for your convenience.
Phone: 1-855-466-1111 | Fax: 1-855-466-1112
Patient Instructions (specific to procedure)
Many diagnostic and interventional procedures involve preparations that
the patient must perform prior to the testing. We have outlined specific
preparations which are needed in order to complete the examination. Take
a moment to read through the instructions (listed by procedure to the
right) with your referring physician to make sure you understand the requirements
and have everything you need prior to your appointment.
Exams not requiring pre-authorizations
For exams that do not require preauthorization, physician offices can call
the centralized scheduling number to obtain an appointment date and time
while the patient is still in your office. All other procedures may require
pre-authorization depending on the patient's type of insurance. Pre-authorizations
are required to be started prior to scheduling the patient.
The following exams do not require pre-authorizations:
- Non-OB Ultrasounds
- Diabetic Consultation (may require co-pay)
- Medical Nutrition Therapy (may require co-pay)