NOTICE: Electronic Patient Portal Access – For Patients Age 15 and Over
COPA offers an electronic patient portal, which is a secure communication pathway between our patients and their primary care provider. For patients under the age of 15, the COPA portal allows the parent to make appointments, update their child’s medical history, request medical records and prescription refills, message their primary care provider, and make payments.
At the age of 15 by Oregon State law, adolescents become active participants in their own medical decisions. For that reason COPA is not offering electronic portal accounts to any patient age 15 and over due to our requirement to guarantee the privacy of an adolescent’s health information.
COPA provides patients with his or her medical records upon written request. If you have questions about this policy, or your adolescent child’s privacy under the law, please feel free to contact COPA at 541-389-6313.
SAME DAY APPOINTMENT FOR A SICK CHILD
COPA offers same-day appointments for our regular patients who are sick. However, we’re not a walk-in clinic. If your child is ill, please call first thing in the morning as the same-day slots can fill up fast and we ask you to be patient as we work to fit your child in.
MISSING YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT TIME
We ask that our patients arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. If you arrive late, we will do our best to accommodate, but we may ask that you reschedule for another time. We appreciate your understanding so that all patients can be seen. We realize that your schedule may change and we are flexible to assist you. Please call us as soon as you realize you can’t make the appointment as scheduled.
Our patients are our top priority and the providers make every effort to see you at your appointment time. We give every child our undivided attention and respond accordingly to seriously ill patients. Occasionally, emergencies may cause a doctor to be delayed or called away from the office. As well, a patient that is more seriously ill than expected may require more attention at their appointment. And if your child is in this type of situation, the physicians are committed to attend to him or her. That is one of the many benefits of being a COPA patient! If these things happen, we may run late for your appointment and thank you for your patience. Your child’s health is our chief concern.
To save time and expedite your visit, we encourage you to download and complete the correct forms before you arrive.
A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT AT ANNUAL WELL-EXAMS OF PATIENTS 14 YEARS OR YOUNGER.
A Parent or Guardian is required to accompany their child, 14 years or younger, to the child’s annual well-exam. The provider will inform the parent or guardian about the health of the child, discuss issues important to the patient, and in some cases COPA must receive permission to administer care.
COPA works with all families to ensure correct billing and insurance payments are posted as soon as possible. Check our billing policies on this site for detailed information.
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