What should I expect at my first appointment?

When you arrive for your first appointment, you are greeted by our friendly reception staff. They may ask for your insurance card and photo ID to verify and protect your identity. You may also be asked to sign a few more forms and pay any co-pays or deductibles due.

Once your check-in is complete, you may wait for about five to ten minutes for our nursing staff to take you to an exam room, collect your vital signs, confirm your medical history, and document any concerns or questions you may have for your medical provider.

Depending on the reason for your visit, your medical provider will come in and assess and diagnose the problem, perform a physical exam if needed, and answer any questions you may have.

Before leaving, you may be asked to schedule a follow-up appointment as needed.

After becoming a patient, you will be able to use our Patient Portal to manage care at Damien Center.

Patient Confidentiality

At Damien Center, you have the full right to confidentiality in your healthcare records which includes identifying information such as disclosed LGBTQIA+ status. Our providers have a moral and legal obligation to maintain this confidentiality and not disclose any information without prior consent.

What if I need labs or testing?

If you need labs or testing, we offer both comprehensive and point-of-care testing option limited. We have a LabCorp team on-site to draw comprehensive labs. Alternatively, we can send lab orders to any LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics location.

What point-of-care testing options are available?

We offer limited point-of-care testing, with most results available within 20 minutes.

  • Blood Glucose
  • Fecal Occult Blood (FOBT)
  • HbA1c
  • HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab
  • H. Pylori
  • Influenza A/B
  • Lipid Panel
  • SARS-CoV-2 Ag (COVID-19)
  • Strep A
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Drug Screen
  • Urine Pregnancy Test (HCG)