What should I take to my first appointment?
See First Time Visit
I want to switch to Nittany Valley Medical Associates for my health care, what do I do first?
Please start by visiting the health office in your facility to obtain the necessary paperwork to begin the process. You will be asked to fill out a basic demographics form and an Authorization to Release Medical Records form. This second form will then be sent to your current physician requesting the release of your records. This can take anywhere from two weeks to a month, at times longer, before we receive you records. Please understand that until we receive your records you are still under the care of your current physician. You will not be under Nittany Valley Medical Associates until you have your first initial appointment with us.
How long does it take for me to get in to see the doctor for my first visit?
It is likely that we are able to schedule your initial visit within a week of receiving your records. This is subject to change during vacations and holidays.
What should I do if I need a refill?
If your medication is completely out of refills as per the bottle please call our office and we will inform the doctor that you need a new prescription. If there are still refills left on your bottle please call your pharmacy directly to have it refilled.
How long does it take to get a medication filled?
We ask that you allow at least 24 hours for the prescription to be filled. It is recommended that you call approximately a week before you run out of the medication to allow adequate time to have it filled.
Where is your office located?
Our offices are located at the Village at Penn State, Foxdale Village, and the Oaks at Pleasant Gap. We do not see any patients outside of those facilities on a primary care physician basis. All of our patients must live at one of these facilities, either in skilled nursing, personal care, or independent. We are a mobile practice so there is no physical office outside of these facilities where you can see our physicians.