Patients

Education is the key to awareness. Please take advantage of resources made available to you regarding the services provided by our AAPHC locations.

Did you know the No. 1 way to fight cancer is early detection?  Mammography and Pap Screenings are important exams that help in early detection.  Screening is especially important if you have a family history of breast or cervical cancer.

Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC) is developing new programs that make it easier – and more affordable – for women to receive their mammograms and PAP screenings.   Talk to your Provider today to see if you qualify for FREE screenings.  Just call your doctor’s office for additional details!  Not yet a patient of AAPHC? No worries!  Visit www.AAPHC.org to find an office near your work or home.  Once you become a patient, our AAPHC will be able to see if you qualify for the free screenings.    AAPHC is committed to providing high quality health care to ALL of our Southwest Georgia residents!   

We want to welcome you as a new patient of AAPHC!  Welcome to the family, which that's exactly what AAPHC is...a large medical family that cares for one another across nine counties in Southwest Georgia.  In this section, we'll provide some information and details that will help you prepare for your first appointment.

 
Complete your New Patient Packet

As a new patient, you are able to download our New Patient Packet and complete the patient forms in the convenience of your home.  Then, just bring them with you for your first appointment. Many of our patients tell us they like being able to complete the forms at home!  To access the forms, please click here.
 

Preparing for Your First Appointment

As you arrive for your first appointment, we would like to ask that you arrive at least 15-20 minutes before your appointment time.  This gives us time to input your insurance card, new patient forms, patient information and more.  Additionally, please make sure to bring a list of any medications that you are taking currently.   The first appointment may take a little extra time, but we promise to make this first appointment seamless as possible.  Thank you for your patience!
 

Exploring The Benefits of the Patient Portal

You will now have access to AAPHC's Patient Portal, which allows you to have your health information right at your fingertips.  You can send secure messages to your Provider, request prescription refills, find your lab and test results, and much more.  Plus, the Patient Portal is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year!  Anytime that you need to access your information, it's available to you.  We encourage our patients to sign-up for the Patient Portal and utilize it throughout the year as needed. 
 

After Hours Care

Did you know that AAPHC offers after hours coverage to our patients?  That's right! A physician is always available by phone after hours for both adults and children. He/she may be reached by calling the number of the office at which the patient is seen. All phones are forwarded to an answering service at the close of each business day, on weekends, and holidays.  Our goal is to always provide access, and even expand access, to your provider so you always can reach AAPHC when you need us most! We're here to care for you - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Albany Area Primary Heath Care PCMG Graph

At AAPHC, we strive to provide comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous care to all who access our services. Did you know that all qualifying medical offices operated by AAPHC are recognized as a Level III Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA)? NCQA offers three levels of PCMH recognition with Level III being the highest level.  As a Level III PCMH, AAPHC is committed to continuously raising the quality of care within our practices, while also lowering our patients health care costs.

Here's a little more about what PCMH means for you as a patient!

PCMH is a way of saying that you, the patient, are the most important person in the health care system. A medical home is a process specific to how comprehensive health care is delivered to individuals. The team at AAPHC manages your care and services for you—acting as the “hub” of your medical home. PCMH puts you, the patient, at the center of the health care system, and provides primary care that is Accessible, Continuous, Comprehensive, Community-Oriented, Coordinated and Compassionate.

For your convenience, AAPHC patients are able to access the Patient Forms below.   Please download, print and read all of the forms carefully.  Then, just fill out the forms and bring them with you to your next appointment.  It's that easy! 

AAPHC Patient Forms Include:

AAPHC is proud to care for our youngest community members!  AAPHC provides Health Centers within some of our southwest Georgia schools to provide health care for the students, faculty and staff of our area schools. Providing care within the school setting allows for a very hands-on and involved relationship that treats the child as a whole – providing unique care that can improve health outcomes and school performance.  We are very proud of these partnerships! 

Did you know that AAPHC offers after hours coverage to our patients?  That's right! 

A physician is always available by phone after hours for both adults and children. He/she may be reached by calling the number of the office at which the patient is seen. All phones are forwarded to an answering service at the close of each business day, on weekends, and holidays.  

Our goal is to always provide access, and even expand access, to your provider so you always can reach AAPHC when you need us most!

We're here to care for you - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.