About Your Visit
Whether you're a patient staying in our hospital or visiting one of our outpatient clinics, the information below may help you prepare for your appointment or stay.
For more information about how to prepare for an appointment or inpatient stay, please call 484-628-HELP (4357).
Q. How do I schedule an appointment?
A. Contact your doctor’s office directly or call 484-628-4357/ toll-free 866-988-4357.
Q. What should I bring to my first visit?
A. Bring all any or all of the following, if it pertains to you:
- Relevant medical and immunization records
- A list of all the medications you’re taking
- A photo I.D.
- Insurance card
- Applicable co-payment
It’s important to bring your insurance card because health plan benefits and financial obligations vary depending on specific coverage. Please bring any applicable co-payment.
Plan on arriving 20 minutes before your first appointment to complete paperwork.
Q. Will they accept my insurance?
A. Most healthcare benefits plans are accepted. Please contact your doctor’s office prior to your appointment.
Q. What should I do if I am running late or cannot keep my scheduled appointment?
A. Contact your doctor’s office as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and will try to reschedule your appointment for a time that fits your schedule.
Q. What should I do if I have an urgent medical problem?
A. In the event of an emergency after office hours, call your doctor’s office. A physician is always on call during the hours the office is closed. Leave a message with the answering service and we will return your call as soon as possible.
If you believe someone has a life-threatening problem, call 911 immediately. If you go to the Emergency Department, you should take vital information including your primary physician’s name, any medication you are presently taking, and a list of all known allergies.
Q. Who should I contact if I have insurance or billing related issues?
A. Please call our toll-free number: 484-628-5820.
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. We accept cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Q. How can I get a referral to a specialist?
A. Contact your physician to discuss your need to see a specialist.
Q. What should I do if I need a prescription refilled?
A. Requests for medications or medication refills should be phoned into the office on weekdays. We ask that you do not wait until your prescription is completely gone before calling for a refill. Please allow 48 hours for the processing of your prescription request.
Q. May I request copies of my medical records?
A. Yes. Please make this request at your doctor’s office. You may be charged a fee for this service. Learn more about requesting medical records.
Q. How do I transfer my medical records?
A. Your doctor’s office will give you the necessary forms to complete for a transfer of your medical records. You may be charged a fee for this service.
Q. Who should I contact if I have a comment or complaint?
A. Patient satisfaction is very important to us. All of our practices have forms available for you to share comments, both positive and constructive. These comments are collected by a third party to maintain your privacy.
To get in touch with Reading Hospital, please visit our contact us page.