New Patients

What You Should Bring to Your Appointment

In order to provide you with prompt and complete care please be sure to bring with you the following:

  • Insurance information/cards
  • Any medical records pertaining to your visit
  • All current medications — prescription bottles preferred
  • Kindly remember your co-pay is due at the time of visit

Oconee Heart and Vascular center asks that all new patients arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled appointment to allow time for necessary registration paperwork.

Scheduling an Appointment

New patient appointments can be made both by referral from your primary care physician and by self-referral. Please check with your insurance provider to see if you must have a referral from your primary care physician before seeing a cardiologist.

Financial Assistance

For patients who require financial assistance or who are experiencing temporary financial hardship, St. Mary’s offers several assistance and payment options, including charity and discounted care, short term and long term payment plans and online patient payment capabilities.


Oconee Heart and Vascular works closely with area insurance providers to ensure access to quality care. Please check with your primary care provider to see if a referral to a cardiologist is required for coverage.Complete list of Oconee Heart and Vascular Insurance Providers:

OHVC Managed Care Contracts

  • Aetna/U.S. Health Care — All Plans
  • Athens Area Health Plan Select
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO/POS, PPO and Indemnity/PAR
  • Community Care Network (CCN)
  • Choice Care PPO
  • Cigna — All Plans
  • Coventry HMO and PPO
  • First Health Network
  • Humana — All Plans
  • MultiPlan (includes BEC Emergis, Preferred Plan of Georgia, Pro American and Up & Up)
  • NovaNet
  • ppoNEXT
  • PHCS
  • SouthCare
  • Tricare (Active, Retired/Champus and Prime Military)
  • United Healthcare — All Plans

OHVC Medicaid CMOs

  • Amerigroup
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • Peach State

Please contact your insurance provider or Oconee Heart and Vascular Center at 706.389.3440 with any questions regarding insurance coverage.