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Xray question

Postby SuperMom » Nov 13th, 2017, 3:15 pm

Does anyone know if you can go to the hospital for physician ordered X-rays or must you go to one of the imaging clinics?
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Re: Xray question

Postby oneh2obabe » Nov 13th, 2017, 3:20 pm

The requisition given by your doctor will show which facility you are to use.
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Re: Xray question

Postby Bsuds » Nov 13th, 2017, 3:54 pm

I think they will call you with an appointment date and time. (Or you call them, can't remember) It should say on the form.
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Re: Xray question

Postby Fancy » Nov 13th, 2017, 4:03 pm

I called a clinic near me and made the appointment. I don't know about the hospital. Easier to pick up a phone and call to ask.

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Re: Xray question

Postby SuperMom » Nov 13th, 2017, 4:31 pm

I did end up calling to ask. As long as you have a doctor's requisition form, you do not need an appointment to get x-rays taken at the hospital. After calling, I went to the hospital and had my x-rays taken within 15 minutes. Sure beats waiting two weeks for an appointment when you're in pain!

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Re: Xray question

Postby Fancy » Nov 13th, 2017, 4:49 pm

Good to know but I've never had to wait more than a day or two.
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Re: Xray question

Postby SuperMom » Nov 13th, 2017, 5:29 pm

Fancy wrote:Good to know but I've never had to wait more than a day or two.


The first appointment time I could get at the clinic was exactly two weeks from the day I was calling to make an appointment, which is a long time to wait with the level of pain I am experiencing.
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Re: Xray question

Postby oneh2obabe » Nov 13th, 2017, 6:05 pm

Always got a same day x-ray (no appointment needed) at the Westbank facility when I was in pain or they suspected a fracture/break.
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Re: Xray question

Postby Lady tehMa » Nov 14th, 2017, 6:36 am

My son and I have had chest xrays in the last month - both times we had requisition forms and went to Orchard Park, on a Friday. They will let you wait to be fit in, as long as you come in before 3. I spent about an hour waiting, my son spent less. Kind of like being on "standby" when you fly, I think.
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