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the panhandle of Oklahoma.

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Outpatient Services

An effective option for patients requiring specific diagnostic procedures and minor surgery.
PRMC`s Outpatient Department was initiated in 1982. Its purpose is to provide an effective option for patients requiring specific diagnostic procedures and minor surgery.

Outpatient services include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Respiratory services
  • Cardiopulmonary services
  • Video endoscopy lab
  • Surgical services utilizing laparoscopy
  • Clinical laboratory and blood banking services
  • Radiology services, including ultrasound, computerized axial tomography (CAT scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography
  • Special procedures

How Do I Schedule Outpatient Procedure?

  • Your physician will contact the PRMC schedule coordinators with orders for your outpatient testing/procedures.
  • The schedule coordinator will set an appointment based on availability of needed equipment, staff and your personal schedule.
  • For outpatient upper and lower endoscopy procedures, you will receive your appointment date and time from your physician appointment

How Do I Schedule Outpatient Surgery?

  • Your physician will contact the PRMC schedule coordinators with orders for your outpatient testing/procedures.
  • The schedule coordinator will set an appointment based on availability of needed equipment, staff and your personal schedule.
  • For outpatient upper and lower endoscopy procedures, you will receive your appointment date and time from your physician appointment

Insurance Payments

Many insurance companies require pre-certification for outpatient services. This is a responsibility of the insured and/or the physician prior to surgical procedures and usually within 24 to 48 hours in an emergency situation. If you have questions, please ask for assistance when you are presenting your insurance card during the admission process.

When Do I Arrive?

At the time indicated by the nurse during your preoperative assessment. If you cannot keep your surgery appointment, please notify your physician and our Outpatient Surgery Department at 1-888-900-PRMC (7762), ext. 361, or (620) 450-1361, as soon as possible.

How Do I Arrive Early if I Live Out-of-County?

PRMC will arrange for a discounted room for you at a local motel if you live out-of-county and would have difficulty traveling from your home for an early morning surgery procedure. Please discuss this with the preoperative nurse. In-county residents with special needs may also be eligible for this service.

What Do I Bring?

  • DO bring your hospitalization insurance card. If you’re under 18 years of age and not married, a parent or legal guardian must come with you to sign the consent form.
  • DO wear casual clothes that are easy to put on and button. DO NOT wear jewelry, wigs, makeup or nail polish.
  • DO remember to bring a case for your dentures, glasses and/or contact lenses, if you wear them.
  • DO NOT bring large amounts of cash, jewelry or other valuables to the hospital.

Where Do I Park?

In the lot directly north of the hospital. This lot is located near the main entrance. You may also park south of the building and enter near the admitting office.

What Happens After I Check In?

After you arrive, we’ll ask you to put on a hospital gown, we will take your vital signs and ask a few more questions. Then you may relax and wait for your surgery time.

Anesthesia

Outpatients receive various types of anesthesia, depending on the type of surgery or procedure to be performed. Some anesthetics will put you to sleep, while others will only numb a particular area.

What Happens After Surgery?

Following your surgery, you may be taken to the Recovery Room where your vital signs will be closely monitored.

  • If you receive a local anesthetic without sedation you will be returned to your room to prepare for dismissal. We require you to have a family member or friend drive you home, as you may still feel some effects from the anesthetic.
  • If you received a general anesthetic, you’ll stay in the Recovery Room for about one hour, then spend several hours in your room. You must not drive yourself home. A family member or friend must be available to pick you up. Remember, for the rest of the day, do not drink alcohol or try to do anything that requires skill or judgment.
  • If you receive some sedation, you may bypass the Recovery Room but otherwise you can expect to follow the same procedure as with a general anesthetic.

If you cannot keep your procedure appointment, please notify the schedule coordinator at 1-888-900-PRMC (7762), ext. 188 or 189, or (620) 450-1188.

For more information about how we can help after surgery, please visit our Community Care Management department.

   
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