COVID-19 Advisory: We are taking every precaution necessary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while caring for our patients and protecting our team, including: universal mask use, temperature checks, social distancing, and verbal screening. Also offering telehealth appointments.

Office Policies

The following policies have been established to help us serve you better.  Orlando Epilepsy Center reserves the right to make changes to the office policies at any point in time.  Please understand that the intent of these policies is to aid us in offering the highest standard of care to our patients.

  1. Scheduling appointments. Routine patients will be scheduled on a first-come, first served basis.  Our office policy is to accommodate any referral within 3 business days.
  2. Same day appointments. All efforts will be made to provide same day appointments for urgent medical problems.  If you are unable to be seen same-day and your condition warrants immediate attention, you may be referred to an urgent care center or hospital for evaluation.
  3. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients.  In an effort to ensure that we have adequate openings for all patients needing appointments, we ask that you keep all scheduled appointments.  If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notification.
  4. Late arrivals. If you are running late for an appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, we ask that you please call our office to let us know that you’re on your way, so that the providers can continue to see patients in a timely manner. Please be aware, notifying us of late arrival does not guarantee you will be seen at your scheduled appointment time, and may result in a longer wait times.  Arrival 15 minutes or more after your appointment time will result in automatic cancellation.  The appointment will be rescheduled for the next available opening, which may be on a future date.
  5. Self-pay policy. For patients without insurance, we offer a self-pay option.  Please ask for details.
  6. Prescription refills. Prescriptions are only filled Monday through Friday during normal business hours, without exception.  All efforts will be made to fill prescription refill requests by the end of business at 5:00pm.  Refill requests made after 4:00pm may not be addressed until the next business day.  In order for prescription refills to be approved by our office, you must have been seen within a year by one of our providers.  Be advised that certain medications require a hand-signed prescription by the provider.  If a request for such medication is approved, you will be required to pick it up, in person, at the office.
  7. The primary method of communicating results will be through our Patient Portal.  Results that arrive at our office must be seen and signed off by a provider before being loaded to the portal.  Staff are not permitted to provide results by phone before a provider reviews them.  Please allow 7-10 business days to be notified of lab results and imaging reports.
  8. Forms and letters. Requests for disability forms, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms, and/or special letters, should be made during normal business hours.  Please allow 7-10 business days to complete.  There is a charge of $35.00 for the completion of each form.  Patients will be notified when these forms are ready for pickup.
  9. Request for Medical Records. Please allow 7 to 10 business days for processing of all medical records request.  Patient must complete Records Release Authorization form for each request.
  10. Privacy Policy. All personal and healthcare information will remain secure and confidential within the electronic medical record system used by Orlando Epilepsy Center.  Patients have the right to request that we restrict how protected health information is used or disclosed for treatment, payment, or healthcare operations.
  11. HIPAA Policy. Orlando Epilepsy Center is a medical practice in complete compliance with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Our staff abide by HIPAA rules and regulations when discussing patient information.  We will discuss patient information only with the patient, unless we have been given specific permission, in writing, to speak with another individual.  As part of the new patient packet, all patients will be provided with a form regarding how (and with whom) we are able to discuss healthcare matters and results.
  12. All documentation pertaining to office visits, procedures, prescriptions, results, and administrative paperwork will remain secure and confidential unless permission is given by the patient in writing or verbally (if a patient is accompanied by a family member or friend) at the time of a visit.
  13. Patient Portal. We encourage patients to utilize the Patient Portal, which provides secure means for communication between patients and our office in a timelier manner. Additionally, neither email nor the Patient Portal are adequate means for urgent questions or concerns.   Any response needed in less than 48 hours should be addressed by calling our office directly.
  14. Social Media Policy. We welcome patients to like/follow us on Facebook and Instagram.   Messages left for Orlando Epilepsy Center through a social media account are not monitored daily and due to the insecure nature, medical results or advice will not be able to be provided.
  15. Conduct. Our office is here to serve you and we will always do our absolute best to meet your needs.  For the comfort of all our patients, we ask that all guests refrain from eating or drinking in the waiting room or patient rooms.  Loud, disruptive, or disrespectful guests may be asked to leave.
  16. Illness. During any community outbreak, epidemic, or pandemic, Orlando Epilepsy Center reserves the right to limit or restrict patients or visitors from entering the office, implement screening protocols prior to allowing entrance into the office, require a mask for entrance into the office, or mandate appointment rescheduling, vehicle visits, or telehealth visits as needed for safety of patients and staff alike.