Oh what a year! Lots of changes to our technology here and we appreciate your patience with this process. Many of you may wonder the reason for the change to Athena Health and the new portal. My main reason for switching was the ever-changing climate of insurance billing and reimbursement. Last year was a bit grim, and I was not sure if I could afford to continue supporting the clinic with my time and energy. I am happy to report that the clinic is thriving again, and I will continue to be your primary care provider, and be able to provide for my staff and my family. Thanks to all for your continued efforts and support!
FLU VACCINES FOR CHILDREN
We are having four flu vaccine clinics for children, featuring FluMist nasal spray. The Saturday clinics will be from 9am to noon on October 11th and 18th, and Wednesday clinics from 2 to 4pm on October 18th and 23rd.
We apologize that we cannot provide vaccines to adults — most pharmacies carry the flu vaccine and other adult immunizations.
Please remember to bring your insurance card and a photo ID. If proof of insurance is not possible, you may pay for the visit — the cost is $20-30, depending on the type of vaccine. Here is the link to the current vaccine information sheet on the influenza vaccine — http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flulive.html — you will be asked to sign a consent form upon arrival.
Keep in mind – these are 5 minute appointments, so things go very quickly. If your family has an urgent medical need on the day of the clinic, please call before your visit so that we can find a suitable appointment for you. 425-996-3396.
Still tweaking the system and solving issues. Many patient required help to get the system to work in a usable fashion, so if you are not satisfied with your experience, please let us know how to help. A few hints about portal use:
- for “how to use” portal questions, including signing in, click the “FAQ” link at the bottom of the portal homepage.
- if you have any feedback for Athena Health about use of the portal, you can sign in to your account and click the “Portal Feedback” link to submit a comment (or many:)
- tired of being called about appointments, billing, etc? Change your settings — go to “My Profile” and then “My Notifications” to change.
If you have any questions or concerns, or need assistance accessing the portal and/or making an appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org — thank you!
|Clinic Maintenance 4-5pm|
|Kristina Out of the Clinic|
|Pediatric Flu vaccine clinic|