Our Care Team Will See You Now
Your Care Team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners & Support Staff
Your regular primary care doctor is the leader of your care team and manages your overall health. Your primary care doctor partners with our nurse practitioners to provide you with increased access to our practice for:
- Follow-up routine visits for chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, depression/anxiety, thyroid, high cholesterol or others
- Same-day appointments for acute sinus, urinary tract or other infections
- Annual physicals and travel clinic visits for travel outside of the country
- Follow-up appointments after visits to Urgent Care or Emergency Room visits without a Hospital admission
Your Care Team Knows You & Your Medical History
Your care team communicates with each other before, after and, if needed, during your visit in order to provide the safest and highest quality care. Your care team also includes Virginia Hospital Center Urgent Care, which offers you coordinated quality care by having access to your medical records. Our friendly support staff is available to assist you with any other questions related to your upcoming appointment.
Do you have a primary care physician? If not, now is a good time to choose one. Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group – Primary Care Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, McLean, and Old Town are Virginia Hospital Center’s affiliated primary care practices, and are currently accepting new patients.
Preventative Medical Visits
A preventive medical visit is a comprehensive, preventive medical exam of a patient, including age and gender appropriate history, counseling/anticipatory guidance/risk factor reduction interventions, an examination, laboratory test, and/or diagnostic procedures. Insurance coverage for screening labs and diagnostic studies vary by insurance provider. These visits are exempt from co-pays.
Special note about co-pays: a separate office visit code may be charged if an abnormality is found or if a pre-existing problem is covered during this type of visit that requires additional work to perform key components of problem oriented evaluation and management. This additional code will require a copay if one is charged by your insurance provider. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact your insurance provider directly for the most accurate information about your coverage.
Primary Care and the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
Our primary care offices include physicians, nurse practitioners and support staff that forms the foundation of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). PCMH is a team-based model of care that focuses on key patient benefits such as the delivery of proactive and preventative healthcare, increased access to our care team, and a continuity of care within the medical community. Your regular primary care doctor is the leader of your care team who manages your overall health and partners with you and our nurse practitioners to accomplish all of these important patient benefits in a collaborative manner.