Become a Patient of NHC
We are open to all residents living within our 5 county service are. We serve the counties of Florence, Forest, Marinette, Langlade and Oconto
New patients are required to complete the following forms prior to their appointment.
We encourage you to print out and complete these forms before your first appointment
to help save time, however, these forms are also provided at our front desk and may
be filled out at check in and prior to you being seen for your appointment.
Each new patient must complete the following forms:
Please Note: It is our policy that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to give consent to treatment rendered. If the underage patient is coming with another adult, or by themselves, the “Consent to Treat Minor When No Adult is Present at Appointment” or “Consent to Treat When Adult Other Than Legal Guardian is Present at Appointment” forms need to be completed.
To Schedule an appointment please call:
(715) 276-6321 – Lakewood Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health
(920) 516-7107 – Oconto Dental
(715) 882-2353 - White Lake Medical and Behavioral Health
Or Click HERE
Please arrive a minimum 15 minutes early to your appointment so we can ensure all of your information is complete and correct and our check in process. We ask that all new patients arrive 30 minutes early to their first appointment.
Please bring the following information to your appointment
You are encouraged to bring a copy of your living will / advance directive (if you have one). You may also consider creating a list of questions in advance to ask your medical provider.
To care for the many patients needing services, and to assure our clinicians can give you the professional time and attention you need, it is our policy to give preference to the patients who keep their appointments and show up on time.
Patients more than ten minutes late for an appointment or who do not show up at all will be counted as a “no show”. Late patients are given “walk-in” priority, but the “no show” is recorded on your account. If you “no show” two times within 12 months, you will be dismissed from the practice.
Patients will be seen in the following priority: emergencies, sick children, appointed patients, urgent walk in patients, non-urgent walk in patients, then standby patients.
Need a Ride? Patients who are on Medicaid and most of the BadgerCare + programs (though not all) have the option of utilizing the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation provision to arrange for transportation to appointments. Transportation must be arranged through Medical Transportation Management. Arrangements for transportation must be made at least two days out from the appointment, however, there is a provision for same-day appointments in cases of urgent care—these should be arranged at least three hours prior to the appointment time.
Note: The Forward Health card/number for the person who the appointment is scheduled will be needed.
Standard and handicap parking is available at both our Lakewood, White Lake, and Oconto locations.
Payment is due at time of services rendered. NHC’s Board of Directors establishes charges based on the cost of providing services. We can provide treatment estimates, at your request, so you can best understand the cost of care. Learn more about our policy on insurances accepted, payment plans, and other frequently asked questions from our billing department. NHC’s Billing Department can be reached at (715) 276-6321 extension 500.
NHC is proud to offer our patients a financial advocate to guide you through locating, understanding, and obtaining healthcare benefits. She is knowledgeable about the healthcare policy changes, insurance, and prescription drug programs. She can screen for potential eligibility in various programs and assist in submitting an online application for the Marketplace Insurance Exchange and other programs.
Contact our Patient Financial Advocate. Call: (715) 276-6321 extension 232
Work with staff in developing and carrying out agreed-upon treatment plans, clearly communicating your wants and needs. Disclose relevant health information. Disclose financial information and pay for services responsibly. Avoid knowingly spreading disease. Show respect for other patients and health care workers. Be on time for scheduled appointments and cancel appointments you cannot keep.