Prepare for Your First Visit
We are excited to take this big step with you on your fertility journey. Below we review what you will need for the first visit and what to expect.
Getting Started on Your Fertility Journey
When it comes to fertility, no two journeys are alike. This is why our doctors take the time to meet with you, and your partner (if applicable), to review your medical history and learn about your fertility goals. Whether your goals are trying to have a baby, or wanting to freeze your fertility for the right time, we can offer a solution. If you’re visiting out of town, let us know and we can provide you with discounted accommodations.*
Before Your Appointment
After making your first appointment with the Tennessee Fertility Institute, you will receive an email link with a username and password for our electronic medical records (EMR) system. We ask that you complete your history and physical information in our EMR as soon as possible to secure your appointment. Click here to access our Patient Portal.
Much of the first appointment is spent reviewing past medical history. Thus, we ask you to complete and fax us your TFI medical release form at least 10 days before your first appointment, so that we can obtain your medical records. You may also bring your medical records to your first appointment if you cannot access them beforehand.
What to Bring to Your First Appointment
On the day of your appointment, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Please complete and bring the following to your appointment:
- Insurance card and insurance coverage information
- Driver’s license photo ID
- Completed forms (click here to access Patient Portal):
- Patient demographics
- Female history
- Partner history (if applicable)
- Medical record release
- Insurance co-payment or self-payment
What You Will Accomplish During the First Visit
As you meet with your doctor, you and your partner (if applicable) will have the opportunity to ask any questions and address any issues.
It might be recommended that you, and your partner, have additional medical testing to help identify the cause of your difficulty getting pregnant. Particular care will be taken so that only the appropriate tests are conducted, saving both time and expense. If this is the case, we can schedule these during your visit.
What Happens After Your First Visit
After you have completed your initial consultation, you will meet with our dedicated financial counselor to discuss cost, insurance coverage, and possible payment options tailored to your treatment plan. We work with every patient to find the best financial solution to complement their treatment plan.
*If you are visiting from out of town, we are conveniently next door to Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Franklin/Cool Springs: 9150 Carothers Parkway, and are proud to offer discounted hotel arrangements for accommodations that fit your needs. When making the reservation, mention you are visiting Tennessee Fertility Institute and receive a discounted room rate.
The Prelude Connect app meets you where you are to support your personal fertility plan. Exclusive to the Prelude Network of fertility centers across North America, Prelude Connect is a virtual companion, created by experts to support and guide your individualized fertility care plan. This app puts the tools you need to effectively manage the fertility process at your fingertips. Learn more here or ask a member of our team.