How to Prepare for Your Consultation Appointment
Regardless of what type of visit you are planning, it is important to be well prepared. Some forethought and preparation will make a visit with your doctor more productive.
What to expect from a consultation appointment:
A consultation appointment is an office visit with one of our sleep physicians. During the evaluation, your doctor will review your medical history and perform a physical exam.
You will be asked to discuss your sleep complaints as well as any other related conditions. Your physician will work with you to develop a treatment plan and may recommend an overnight sleep study.
It is always wise to prepare a list of questions and key issues you would like to discuss before your appointment to ensure all of your questions are answered.
What to do before your appointment:
In order to ensure your visit goes smoothly, please:
- Verify your insurance coverage and bring your current insurance card (see How Much Will This Cost section below)
- Obtain contact information for either your referring physician or primary care physician (PCP)
- Complete a sleep history questionnaire before arriving at the Sleep Center
For individuals ages 13 and older, please complete our on-line questionnaire before your appointment.
For children under the age of 13, please complete our special pediatric questionnaire (PDF). We do not currently have an on-line questionnaire approved for pediatric patients.
When to arrive:
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your schedule appointment for registration purposes.
If you arrive fifteen (15) minutes or later to your scheduled appointment, you will need to reschedule your appointment. Our late policy is necessary to ensure that there is adequate time for your physician to complete your consult.
If you are unable to make a scheduled appointment, please call the appointment line at 650-723-6601 as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment time to another patient.
What to bring to your consultation appointment:
There are a number of key items that you should bring with you to your consultation appointment, including:
- Any previous sleep study results (if available)
- Your CPAP machine, mask, and any other equipment (if applicable)
- A list of your medications
- Your physician's contact information (if not already provided)
- Your insurance card
- Your co-pay (if applicable)
Where to go:
The Stanford Sleep Medicine Center is located at 450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, Redwood City, CA 94063. The clinic is on the 2nd floor.
Our telephone number is 650-723-6601.
If you have difficulty staying alert while driving please make arrangements for transportation to and from the lab.
How much will this cost?
We strongly encourage you to verify your own insurance benefits. Call the customer service number on your insurance card and ask for eligibility for benefits. You will need the CPT code when inquiring about coverage.
- Visit Type: New Patient Consultation
- Charge Type: a. Professional
- CPT Codes: 99204-99245