With your busy schedule, it can be hectic trying to plan out your family’s activities any given week, let alone if someone needs to be seen by his/her provider. Now, as Amr Kamhawy, M.D. CMIO for UnityPoint Clinic, explains, UnityPoint Health offers a convenient, easy way to schedule your next primary care appointment online.
Your Health, Your Way
Today, consumers have access to do so many things online, and Dr. Kamhawy says health care should be no different.
“When you think about it, we accomplish tasks online on a regular basis – we make restaurant reservations, book flights, buy tickets to movies and more,” Dr. Kamhawy says. “Now, we can add scheduling an upcoming visit to your primary care provider to the list.”
The process is simple: log into MyUnityPoint from either a desktop or mobile device, and you’ll be directed to select your preferred appointment date and time from the available options for your primary care provider. From there, you can also mark your appointment reminder preference of phone or email.
MyUnityPoint is your personal health record, giving you access to all your UnityPoint Health and UnityPoint Clinic health information right at your fingertips. Online scheduling is just one of the benefits of the portal.
“In addition to scheduling appointments online, MyUnityPoint also allows patients to securely message their provider, request prescription refills and review test results,” Dr. Kamhawy says.
While online scheduling gives patients a new way to plan their primary care visits, Dr. Kamhawy emphasizes this shouldn’t be used for urgent care or emergency needs.
“At this time, our online scheduling platform is only available for primary care clinic appointments. For urgent health care needs your doctor should be called, and for medical emergencies, patients should always call 911,” Dr. Kamhawy says.
Sign Up Today
Don’t have a MyUnityPoint account? Sign up here today and download the MyChart app for convenient access. Already a user? Schedule your next appointment online, anytime – day or night.