Patients can schedule appointments with Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine through this system, choosing a time that best fits their schedule.
“We want to provide the best possible care to our patients, and part of that is improving access to care by self-scheduling,” Michael Edmond, M.D., WVU Health System chief medical officer, said. “We understand that our patients have busy lives and often have to travel some distance to come to appointments. We want to make the scheduling process as easy as possible in order to reduce barriers to care.”
WVU Medicine patients have been able to schedule new patient appointments on the website and return patient appointments through MyWVUChart since early 2019, but the expanded capabilities allow patients to schedule both new and return visits through both platforms.
“Our patients are now able to see available appointments in real time and choose the appointments that fit their needs,” Dr. Edmond said. “This enables patients to schedule multiple appointments in the same day and reduce the need for extra trips to our facilities.”
There are plans to expand this system to include specialty clinics in the future.
For more information on WVU Medicine, visit WVUMedicine.org.
Chapman and Associates Health Care to join WVU Medicine United Health Associates as LaVale Medical Center
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Chapman and Associates Health Care in LaVale, Md., will join WVU Medicine University Health Associates (UHA) on February 22. The practice will be operated by UHA as LaVale Medical Center. Chapman and Associates Health Care was started in December 2012 by Cathy Chapman, C.R.N.P. The integrated practice has grown to include primary care, behavioral health medication management, and therapy services. “We are excited to join WVU Medicine and are looking forward to the services and resources this affiliation will provide to our patients,” Chapman said. “WVU Medicine is committed to continuing our team based integrated care approach in providing high quality care to our patients.” The practice includes Cathy Chapman, family practice nurse practitioner and psych mental health nurse practitioner, April Cross, C.R.N.P., family nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator, and health coach, Carrie McDonald, L.C.S.W.-C., certified cognitive behavioral therapist; Geri Fox L.C.S.W.-C., certified diabetic behavioral therapist; Andrea Opel, L.C.S.W.-C., certified mind-body medicine therapist. The practice currently sees patients age seven and older for primary care and behavioral health services. Office hours are Monday through Friday with early morning and evening appointments available. For more information call 240-362-7294. We are excited for the opportunity to welcome LaVale Medical Center to the WVU Medicine family,” Michael Edmond, M.D., WVU Health System chief medical officer, said. “As we continue to partner with facilities across the border in neighboring states, we further our mission to offer the best possible care to our patients close to where they call home.” The West Virginia University Health System, which operates under the brand “WVU Medicine,” is both West Virginia’s largest health system and largest private employer. Comprised of 13 owned hospitals, including its 700-bed flagship academic medical center in Morgantown, WVU Health System also provides management services to several community-based hospitals and clinics across a four-state region that includes West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland. The academic health system also includes a children’s hospital – WVU Medicine Children’s – and five institutes – the WVU Cancer Institute, the WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute, the WVU Eye Institute, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, and the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. For more information, visit WVUMedicine.org.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnant patients have been advised to be extra vigilant about safety precautions, including washing their hands, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and wearing a face covering.