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ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
AVISTA Medical Center is committed to keeping you and our employees safe. On February 3rd, 2020, we began early preparation for the COVID-19 virus. To avoid potential medical supply shortages due to the break in the supply chain, we ordered a years' worth of supplies and placed them into storage. We began training and preparing our staff for the potential of a severe outbreak. Today, we continue to find ways to improve your and our team's safety. We couldn't do any of this without our amazing employees!
When you visit AVISTA, you'll see that we've made a lot of changes:
TELE-MED AND TELE-VISIT APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
NO COVID-19 TESTING - If you have symptoms call for assistance in getting tested.
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Referrals Policy

Referrals

AMC frequently refers patients to a specialist for consultation and possibly further action. The specialist that receives the referral is often selected from a small pool of providers, limited by the insurance plan. All too often now, getting a patient referred to a specialist takes weeks. AMC will make 3 attempts to 'place the referral' before charging the insurance company a fee of $75.00 for each additional attempt.

It's recommended that patients get a copy of their referral from AMC and call their insurance company for assistance in getting an appointment with a specialist.

PRIOR AUTHORIZATION
If the insurance plan requires "prior authorization", allow for an additional 7-10 days.

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