Making Requests

Requesting a Prescription Refill

Note: we will only renew medicine for patients seen in the office within the preceding 12 months). Please keep us informed about any change in your prescription plan so that we can prescribe the best medication for you that will be covered under your plan.

  1. Use the Patient Portal to request a refill
  2. Call your pharmacy and ask them to either fax a request to our office at (215) 440-9953 or send an electronic request to us, which is preferable.
  3. Call our office at 215-440-8681 and leave a message on our Prescription Refill Line
  4. If you are an MDVIP patient of Dr. Cohn or Dr. Barmach you may call her secretary at 215-940-9925 as well to request a refill, or follow the instructions above.

We strive to address all prescription requests within two business days. Please request refills when you have at least five days of medication remaining. For mail order prescriptions, you may need to allow at least two weeks. If your prescription plan requires us to complete a prior authorization for a particular medication, it may delay the process of your refill.

Requesting a Referral

All referrals are sent electronically. Please allow 48 hours for non-urgent referrals. They can be requested by any of the following:

  1. Use the Patient Portal
  2. In person at our office
  3. Call our office at 215-440-8681 and leave a message on the Referral Line
  4. If you are an MDVIP patient of Dr Cohn or Dr. Barmach you may also call her secretary at 215-940-9925 or follow the instructions above.

For urgent referrals that must be handled the same day, please call 215-440-8681 to speak to any Patient Service Representative.

Requesting a Copy of Your Medical Records

For medical records being sent to another physician who is involved in your medical care:

  • Use the Patient Portal. These requests will be handled within 5 business days.
  • Call the office at 215-440-8681 for more urgent requests.
  • For MDVIP patients of Dr Cohn call her secretary at 215-940-9925

For medical records being sent to a company for life or disability insurance or for legal reasons, fax the request to 215-440-9953. You will be charged a standard fee as permitted by law for processing.

If you are moving out of the Philadelphia area or transferring your care to another physician, please print the Release of Medical Records Form, (make sure this is the correct name on the top of the form), complete it, and mail it to us or fax it to 215-440-9953.

Our Fees for Form Completion

if you need a form filled out, don’t hesitate to ask us.  Mail it in or drop if off, just be sure that all your information is completed first.  Attached you will find our list of the most common forms and their fees associated.

Form Fees

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.

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.

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