Welcome! The NUNM Health Centers team is honored to provide you with the care you need and deserve. We commit to honor the trust that you have put within our providers, students, and staff by providing you the best natural care.
As a patient at NUNM Health Centers, you are given a team of practitioners and students who collaborate with you to design the ideal health plan for you. You benefit from the seasoned expertise of an attending faculty member, the recently gained knowledge of a resident, and the enthusiasm and work ethic of a senior medical student. Your wishes and desires are always held utmost in the process, with a goal of focusing on your immediate concerns while keeping an eye to maximizing your wellness. Since learning and teaching are taking place along with caring for you, appointment times at our clinics can be one to two hours in length. You should plan accordingly to allow for a thorough analysis of your health.
What to Expect At Your First Visit
The student interns on shift with your provider will review your health history, do vitals such as height and weight measurements, and ask you questions around your health priorities to determine a care plan. It is often helpful to have copies of previous health records in hand, or faxed to our medical records team in advance of your appointment.
At your first appointment, you meet your team of providers – typically two students, an attending practitioner and sometimes a resident physician. Your primary contact and communication will be with your “primary” or “intern,” a senior naturopathic or Chinese medical student. The students will talk with you about your current health concerns and your health history. They then confer with the supervising practitioner on the next steps – physical exam, further history, lab work, etc. You are offered information and choices during all phases of building a treatment plan for you.
Forms to Fill Out
NUNM patients will need to complete a number of forms to become an established patient. These forms can be downloaded via the links available below:
We ask that each new patient fill out a registration packet that reflects their age group.
- New Patient Packet – Adult: English | Spanish
- New Patient Packet – Adolescent: English | Spanish
- New Patient Packet – Infant/Child: English | Spanish
Consents For Care
These individual consents are a part of the New Patient Packet. Patients will be asked to sign these consent forms each time they are updated.
- General Consent for Treatment: English | Spanish
- Financial Policy: English | Spanish
- Patient Rights & Responsibilities: English | Spanish
- HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices: English | Spanish
- Compassionate Care Program Application (optional): English | Spanish
Other Health Center Documents
Based upon your care needs, you may be asked to review and/or sign these additional documents:
- Your Information, Yours Rights, Our Responsibility: English | Spanish
- Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information –
- Lab Only Patient Registration: English | Spanish
- Patient Authorization for Family & Friends: English | Spanish
We are here if you have questions about these documents. Give our information center a call if you need assistance: 503.552.1551
NUNM Health Centers complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. NUNM Health Centers does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.