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New Patient Information

Welcome to Inova Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program. Here is helpful information to ensure your first visit goes as smoothly as possible. Call us if you have questions.

Phone numbers

  • Information/Registration Desk
    703-776-2986
  • Fax Numbers
    703-776-8799 or 703-776-3515
  • Referral Coordinator
    703-776-6168
  • Financial Coordinator
    703-776-2577
  • Toll Free Number
    1-888-677-1778

Location

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Outpatient Clinical Care Center
Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA  22042


Directions, parking and access


Parking and access

Enter the hospital campus at the Gray entrance off of Gallows Road and park in the Gray parking garage, preferably on ground level. Exit the garage at ground level directly into IHVI. Our offices are located on the right in the Outpatient Clinical Care Center once you enter IHVI.


Valet parking

Valet parking is available at the entrance to the Outpatient Surgery Center. Enter the campus at the Gray Entrance. Pass the main hospital and turn right at the entrance to the Outpatient Surgery Center and IHVI. After leaving your car with the attendant, enter the surgery center, turn left and continue through the glass doors connecting the main hospital to IHVI. Pass the gift shop, coffee kiosk, information desk and water fountain on your left. Our office is through the second door on the left. If you reach the garage you just missed us.


Drop -off

If you are being dropped off, follow directions for valet parking. You may request a wheelchair if needed at the information desk in the lobby.


Travel time

Keep in mind that traffic in Northern Virginia is often very heavy, especially during commute times, and plan accordingly when driving in for your appointment.


Oxygen

Let us know if you need supplemental oxygen during your visit and we will provide it for you.


Before your visit


Insurance

If your insurance company requires a referral for your appointment, please contact your primary care physician to request one. The referral should be made for "Inova Transplant Center Physicians."

Co-payments are due at the time of your visit. If we have not received your referral at the time of your appointment we may ask you to sign a waiver. Should your insurance not reimburse the center you may be responsible for payment. You have an option to reschedule if your insurance does not allow you to sign a waiver.


Forms

Please complete the following forms you received in your information package and bring them to your appointment:

  • Pulmonary health questionnaire
  • General health history
  • Authorization form that designates whom we notify regarding your medical and appointment information
  • Authorization form to release/disclose protected health information (highlighted sections only)

Medical records

It is important for us to receive your prior medical record(s) before your visit. This allows us to organize a chart so your visit is as efficient and thorough as possible. You may need to request copies of slides, films or CD from your local hospital or radiology center, so allow ample time for your request to be filled. We also send letters to your physician(s) requesting your records, but we ask that you contact them as well and ask that your records be sent to us. Following is a list of requested records:

  • Recent history and physical
  • Consultation notes
  • Most recent office visit notes
  • Any testing results your referring physician, other specialist physician(s) and/or primary care physician feel may be helpful in determining the best treatment options for you

If performed, the following reports are especially important:

  • Actual biopsy slides and pathology report
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • 6 minute walk test results
  • Actual chest X-ray film or CD with report
  • Actual chest CT scan film or CD with report
  • Cardiac catheterization record
  • Echocardiogram report
  • Lab work

During your visit


Registration

When you check in we will verify your registration information. We will make copies of your insurance card(s), photo ID, and ask you to sign a form that allows us to submit a claim to your insurance company.

Vital signs and walking test

One of our clinical staff members will record your weight, blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, oxygen level and temperature. Next you will take a 6 minute walk test (6MWT). This test helps us measure how well your body uses oxygen when you walk. During the test a measuring clip is attached to your finger to measure oxygen levels. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.


Consultation

During your visit you will be seen by one of our excellent pulmonologists (lung doctors) who specializes in lung transplantation and the treatment of advanced lung disease. Although we try to honor requests for specific doctors, we cannot guarantee who will see you on the day of your visit. Other team members including a nurse coordinator, nurse practitioner, pulmonary lab practitioner and clinical assistants will also work with you during your visit.

Length of appointment

You can expect a thorough assessment of your lung condition during your visit with us, which will last 2 to 3 hours.


After your appointment

Please stop at the registration desk so we may assist you with any discharge instructions you have received and, if needed, to schedule you for another appointment.


Customer service survey

Your opinions are extremely important to us, which is why we ask you to complete the survey you receive at check-in. Your honest appraisal of your clinic experience helps us in our ongoing efforts to improve service. You may hand in your completed survey at the registration desk.