Your Appointment at 9th Street Internal Medicine

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. We must register you and record any changes in your health insurance, prescription drug coverage, and contact information. If you cannot come to a scheduled appointment, please inform us at least 24 hours in advance so we can offer this time to another patient. We will charge a no-show cancellation fee if you fail to cancel and do not show up for a scheduled appointment.

Urgent and Next Day Appointments

If you have an urgent problem, call us at (215) 440-8681. We can see you for a same day and next day appointment. These are available with shorter wait time and lower costs than the emergency room. Early evening appointments are also available 2 days per week. Learn more about our urgent care services.

Walk-in Hours

We also have limited walk-in hours available. See attached for details.   Announcement

New and Current Patients Physicals

Please print these forms and complete them prior to your appointment. We need this information in order to care for you. If you are anticipating blood testing you may want to fast prior to your visit.

Lab and Testing Results

We will inform you of all lab and other test results that your NSIM provider orders within 7-10 days. You will be informed about both normal and abnormal results.

DO NOT ASSUME THAT EVERYTHING IS NORMAL IF YOU DO NOT HEAR FROM US.

Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, sometimes we do not receive reports on testing that we have ordered. No news means we have not received results. If you have not heard about your test results after 10-14 days, call our office with the name of the test and the telephone number and facility name where it was performed so that we can retrieve the results.

Billing and Insurance

All office visit copays are required at time of service. We accept cash, checks and most major credit cards. We participate with most insurance plans. We are not currently accepting new patients with Medical Assistance Plans. It is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see, or the services you can receive.

If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments directly from them for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, other deductible amounts, or payments for services not covered under your plan. You will be notified in advance if services provided may not be covered.

COVID-19 Vaccine


We are sorry to inform you that, although we had originally planned to partner with Centennial Pharmacy Services to administer the COVID 19 vaccine shots in our office, we will be unable to
do so.

We realize that this is disappointing to many of you, as we were hoping to make it easy for our patients to obtain the vaccine. However, the Philadelphia Health Department has decided to not distribute COVID Vaccine through physician offices but to focus instead on retail pharmacies, large mega-sites, collaborative arrangements with community groups, places of worship and large hospital systems.

We recommend that you go to the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia Health department websites as well as those neighborhood pharmacies to find a vaccination location near you to schedule your shot. See the links below. If you are physically unable to leave your home, call our office and we can help you arrange to have a nurse come to your home to administer the vaccine.

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

https://covid-vaccine-interest.phila.gov/?lang=en-US

Please be sure to let us know when you’ve been fully vaccinated and we will update your health record.

WE URGE ALL OF OUR PATIENTS TO GET THE VACCINE. If you have any concerns about the safety, effectiveness, rapidity of development or other issues regarding the COVID vaccines, please contact your primary care provider at NSIM.

Please be sure to let us know when you’ve been fully vaccinated and we will update your health record. Once you have been vaccinated, please follow the CDC guidelines to fully protect yourself and others. https://ww.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines.fully-vaccinated.html

Please be patient. No one will be truly safe until everyone in our country who desires the vaccine has received it.  Please continue to wear your mask when outside of your home, maintain social distance, wash your hands, and follow other guidelines from the health department and CDC. Once you receive the vaccine, you will need to strictly maintain these precautions at all times until our public health officials tell us otherwise.

Wishing you good health,

The NSIM and MDVIP physicians, Nurse practitioners, and Staff

Call us (215) 440-8681  | View COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Info