Frequently asked questions
The CMH/OHSU Cardiology Clinic office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
How do I make an appointment?
First-time patients are usually referred to our office by their primary care physicians and an appointment is setup at the time the referral is received. Patients may call and speak with our office staff, who will assist you in scheduling an appointment.
For new patients, please arrive 30 minutes early to complete necessary intake paperwork.
What should I expect at my appointment?
The cardiac work-up involves two parts—a history and a physical (H&P). Your history will determine whether or not you need to have further testing for specific illnesses and how urgent the need for testing is. After taking your history, your cardiologist will perform a pulse and blood pressure examination, will listen to your heart beat, your lungs and the blood vessels of the neck and groin; check your extremities for edema; and feel your abdomen for tenderness or swelling.
What should I bring to my appointment?
You should bring your current insurance card(s), your driver’s license or other ID and your medications, including any over-the-counter medications you may be taking.
What are standard appointment policies?
When we schedule an appointment for you, we will do our best to see you promptly. If an emergency occurs with another patient, you may be asked to wait beyond your appointment time. If this is inconvenient, please let us know and we will reschedule your appointment.
For prescription refill requests, please call your pharmacist. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for this request to be completed.
At the CMH/OHSU Cardiology Clinic, we accept most insurances. Please click here to read more about our billing and insurance practices.
How do I find your office?
Our office is located off of Columbia Memorial Hospital's West Entrance in Professional Office Building II. We are on the third floor in Suite 301. The physical address is 2095 Exchange Street, Astoria, Oregon 97103.