Frequently Asked Questions
What’s is West Atlanta Primary Care (WAPC)?
WAPC is a gateway to your health. Our goal is to build lifelong, entrusting relationships with our patients and provide most up-to-date, evidence based medicine for the best outcomes. We specialize in chronic and limited acute conditions. We help manage your physical, mental and emotional health. When your care requires a subspecialist, we coordinate your care by communicating with your entire health team. With shared-decision making, we develop treatment plans with close follow ups to monitor your health.
Why do I need a primary care physician (PCP)?
Just as a car needs routine services, so does your body. It is important to have regular check ups to prevent any unwanted surprises. Your primary care physician will want to understand your medical history, family history and social history in order to provide you with personalized cared tailored to your needs and benefits. This will ultimately decrease your cost of health services by preventing sickness and ER visits.
I am healthy and do not get sick, why do I need a PCP?
It is important to catch illness before they show any signs and symptoms, at which point, it may be too late. Your PCP can help identify various diseases and illnesses by providing preventative care such as immunizations, age-related screenings, regular labs and lifestyle advice to maintain or improve your health.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Your insurance card
Payments related to co-pays, co-insurance and non-covered services
When should I call to schedule an appointment?
As soon as you are ready! We will try our best to get you on our schedule as soon as possible.
Can I get a same day appointment?
Yes. We welcome same day visits based on availability. Please call us to determine if you need to be seen.
Do you offer telemedicine?
All new patients are required to be seen in person to establish care. For currently existing patients, we offer secure, telemedicine (phone or video) visits.
FAQ – Related to app
Do I have to pay to access the Patient Portal and the healow app?
Access to our Portal and the healow app are completely free. We share this information with our patients to give them access to their health records and help them make better healthcare decisions.
Is having online access secure?
Yes, the information is completely secure. It is protected with a username and password / PIN number of your choice and through SSL encryption.
What can I access through the healow mobile app and Patient Portal?
We share information with our patients that we feel can help them and keep them informed. Every practice is different, and we try to provide patients with key information regarding their health. For a complete list of features, ask our friendly staff.
How do I sign up?
Sign-up is simple and outlined in the steps above. You should receive a username and password from our practice via email that you can print out and customize after your initial login. Access can be made via any web browser, or through the smartphone app.
What if I forget my username and/or password?
The app and our Portal allow you to reset your username and/or password. You can also call the front desk and we can reset the username and/or password for you.
What if I need technical assistance?
User support is built into the web portal and the app, or you can ask a member of our staff.