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Patient Information

We understand that as a new patient, you may have questions before your visit. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions that aren’t answered below.

Scheduling an appointment
When scheduling an appointment, please be prepared to provide your insurance information and the purpose of your appointment so we may better prepare for your visit. If you require us to complete DMV forms, please mention this as it usually requires a separate visit.

What should I bring with me?
On your first visit, be prepared to provide us with your medical history and any allergies or pre-existing
conditions. Please also bring your current medications including eyedrops, eyeglasses and contact lenses including your prescription. If your insurance plan requires a referral to see specialists, please bring an authorization from your primary care doctor or health insurance plan.

To speed up your visit:
You may print and complete this PATIENT REGISTRATION FORM and bring it with you.


Fill out the Registration form through the ONLINE PORTAL:

  1. Instruction will be given through your email after your appointment has been scheduled. Please remind our staff to send and click the enable portal.
  2. Please note to provide your email address when you schedule your appointment.
  3. Please sign this form (REGISTRATION FORM FOR PORTAL ACCESS) and Email it back to our office.

Northern California Cornea Associates welcomes MediCAL and Medicaid patients.

Insurances Not Accepted
Northern California Cornea Associates accepts most major insurance plans but does NOT accept the following plans. Patients with these plans will be held responsible for payment at the time of service.

  • Vision Service Plans (VSP)
  • Blue Cross Medi-CAL
  • Healthy Families
  • Solano Partnership
  • Bay Valley Medical Group
  • Eye Med
  • St. Mary’s Health Plan
  • Sutter Medical Group – Yolo Division

Where are surgical procedures performed?
Simple procedures can be performed in our office, however the majority are performed in outpatient
surgical centers. In Walnut Creek, we partner with Aspen Surgery Center. In Oakland, we work with
Eye MD Laser and Surgery Center and Alta Bates Summit Hospital. All sites provide cutting-edge
technology and friendly, efficient staff.