It's Our Mission
Washington Family Medicine strives to build a relationship with our patients that provides quality health care, promotes a healthy lifestyle and enhances quality of life. We want to be a partner in your health, emphasizing preventive care and teaching you how to manage any chronic conditions.
- Treating infants to geriatrics
- Adult physical exams
- Well child exams
- Immunizations, adult and pediatric
- Minor Surgery
- Full lab testing
Same day appointments are available for urgent medical needs. We make every effort to accommodate our patients as the need for these appointments arise. New patients take additional time, and although we make every effort to accommodate same day appointment requests, that may not always be possible for a new patient.
Insurance and Payments
Insurance plans vary greatly. Please be aware of what your insurance plan covers, particularly deductibles, co-pays, and whether office visits and/or physicals are covered by your plan.
If your plan requires the selection of a PCP, please assign to Dr. David Calton before your appointment or we may not be able to see you.
All co-pays are payable at the time of service.
We offer a prompt pay discount for our patients without insurance who pay at time of service. The prompt pay discount also applies to remaining deductibles paid same-day.
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, and most major credit cards.
Payment plans are available.
In the event of an unforseen financial circumstance, please ask for a financial hardship application.
To make an online payment, click the "Make a Payment" button on the left side of this page.
All HMO insurances and/or insurances that require the selection of a Primary Care Physician (PCP) require their patients to be seen by their designated PCP before a referral can be generated. This includes referrals to a specialist and/or needed testing.
Should your insurance plan require a referral, please allow 3-5 days for our staff to process your request. Same day referrals will only be processed in the event of an emergency.
Please keep in mind that after we submit a referral request to an insurance company, they then review the request and sometimes require additional information that may delay the final decision. Although we make every effort to obtain an approval, we cannot be responsible for decisions made by your insurance company.
Prescription refills can sometimes be done without an office visit. However, it is an insurance company requirement that your conditions and medications be monitored periodically. Because we are committed to quailty care, and your good health, we may ask you to come in for a re-evaluation before refilling. Please be aware that all refill requests are sent for physician approval before a staff member can work on your request. Please allow us 48 hours to process your request.
*Please call for refills when you have a minimum of 7 days of your medication remaining. You may also contact your pharmacy for refills, and they will send us an electronic request.
*Mail order pharmacies require additional time to process your refills due to the delivery time involved. Please call for mail order refills when you have a minimum of 14 days of your medication remaining.
The CDC has issued new guidelines regarding pain management and narcotic prescribing, stating it is best left to the pain management specialists. We adhere to these guidelines and do not prescribe narcotics unless it's an extreme circumstance such as pain due to cancer. If you are requesting narcotics, please be advised you will be sent to a pain management clinic, and/or a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, and you will not be prescribed narcotics. Many narcotics and sleep aids require an appointment for refills. Depending on the medication and how it is being used, you will be asked to come in each month, or every 3 months for evaluation. There are no exceptions to this policy. We utilize Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS), along with random drug screening to monitor these medications to ensure proper use.
All ADD, ADHD, depression, and anxiety medications require a visit to a psychiatrist to initiate an initial prescription. Once we receive documentation from your psychiatrist, we will be able to manage your prescription refills. There are many insurances that are now requiring a formal diagnosis by a psychiatrist, and we anticipate that soon it may be mandatory for all insurances. We require a visit and labs every 6 months for patients age 15 and under. For patients age 16 and over, the requirement is a visit every 3 months, and labs every 6 months.
Prior Authorization for Medication
The majority of insurance companies are now requiring the use of generic medications in an effort to reduce costs. Your prescriptions will be filled with the generic equivalent of the prescribed drug, unless documentation shows that a branded medication is necessary. Prior Authorizations for branded medications will not be submitted unless the required "step therapy" outlined by your insurance plan has been followed.
For more information about your prescription benefits, please contact your insurance company.
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Did you know?
You can request prescription refills and appointments online!
The next time you are in the office, please provide our staff with your email address, and you will be sent an invitation to join our secure patient portal.
We now accept online payments, please click the "Make a Payment" button to the left.