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Appointments

You must make an appointment to see the doctor. You can call l412- 321-4001 to make an appointment. You should arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to ensure you are ready to see the provider at your scheduled time. Bring your insurance card (or proof of income), ID, co-pay, and medications. If you are late, you may be asked to reschedule.

 

Referrals

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If you have Gateway, Unison (Med Plus), or Aetna Health Insurance, you will need a referral in order to see another physician or to get a procedure such as an x-ray or colonoscopy. You must schedule an appointment with the physician or facility and then call the Health Center for a referral. You will need to provide us with:

  1. Your insurance identification number
  2. The specialist's phone and fax number
  3. The specialist's provider number

A referral request should be submitted at least one week prior to the appointment. If acute or inpatient care is needed, the NSCHC will refers patients to Mercy Hospital or Allegheny General Hospital, unless otherwise requested.

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Medical Records

Transfers to NSCHC
If you received medical treatment at another facility and would like your medical records transferred to NSCHC, you must complete a Release of Information Form in order for the North Side Christian Health Center to obtain your medical records from that facility. You will need to include the complete name, address and phone and fax number of the other facility, as well as the dates you were seen.

Transfers from NSCHC to Another Practice
If you request that your medical records be sent from the North Side Christian Health Center to another physician or practice, you must sign a Release of Information Form instructing NSCHC what Information your requesting and where it should be sent.

Transfers from NSCHC to Non-Medical Facility
If you would like copies of your records, you must sign a Release of Information Form for yourself or for a non-medical facility, there is a $30 fee for this service.
Click to download the Release of Information Forms.

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816 Middle Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
P: 412-321-4001 | F: 412-321-4063

 

After-Hours Statement

Call 412-321-4001 and the answering service will page the physician on call if you have a medical emergency when the Center is closed.

About Us

The North Side Christian Health Center provides comprehensive whole-person primary and preventative health care to the underserved in accordance with our Christian principles and values. We see caring for the health and well-being of people and communities as not only our work but our mission.