Prepare for Your Visit

Physician giving a patient an eye exam

You can make the most of your visit by being an active participant. At Yale Medicine, we encourage you to raise questions and concerns, and provide your physicians with information that will help them to take care of you.

It’s helpful to know and tell your medical provider about:

  • Family medical history
  • Changes in your family medical history
  • Any symptoms and problems that you have been experiencing
  • Your current health

Bring with you

  • A list of your prescription medications, dosages, and frequency. This includes: over-the-counter medications, supplements, or herbs.
  • A support person (spouse, family member, or friend) to ask questions and provide comfort if you are nervous about your appointment.

Schedule testing, imaging, or procedures

If you have the opportunity to do so, contact your provider’s office and ask if you can schedule laboratory tests, imaging, or procedures in advance of your appointment.

Complete your health information forms before your appointment

Below are links to health information form(s) listed by your physician’s medical specialty. Simply click on the link below, print, and complete your health history form(s) before your appointment. Bring the completed form(s) to your appointment.

Most health information forms are listed below. If you do not see your provider’s medical specialty, the forms are not available online and will be coming soon.