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What to expect for your first visit

Sanford Center for Aging

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  1. After we receive a referral from your physician, we will contact you by telephone to schedule an appointment for your comprehensive assessment. We will verify your insurance coverage and contact information.
  2. We will send you a set of forms to complete ahead of time and to bring with you to your appointment. The patient information form is also available to download.
  3. We normally see clients in our clinic on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Your appointment will last about 90 minutes. Feel free to bring a light snack or water if you wish.
  4. You are encouraged to bring a family member or care partner with you. They will stay with you during your entire visit.
  5. You will remain fully clothed during your entire visit. Just wear comfortable clothes.
  6. You will meet with our geriatrician, social worker, pharmacist and medical assistant. We often have student learners (interns, residents, fellows) who may be observing, with your permission.
  7. Be sure to bring all of your medications with you.
  8. Our clinic is located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Detailed directions and parking instructions are available to assist you.