OCHS requires our employees to be vaccinated for Covid-19. Those who fall under a qualifying exemption are tested weekly. At this time, face masks are required for all patients, visitors and customers inside our health centers and pharmacies. For Covid-19 testing & vaccination information, click here
We are grateful for your choosing us as your healthcare provider.
The mission of Outer Cape Health Services is to provide a full range of healthcare and supportive social services that promote the health and well-being of those living in and visiting the Lower and Outer Cape. This includes you!
To become a new patient of Outer Cape Health Services, please follow these four steps:
1. Complete our New Patient Admissions Packet. Read and complete a new patient admissions packet, available at all OCHS sites, and available at the bottom of this page as a PDF packet. To complete the PDF forms by typing, download and save the PDF to your computer, and type in the fillable fields. You may also print the form and complete by hand. IMPORTANT: Please use black ink on the forms to ensure readability when scanned.
2. Return your competed registration forms by mail, fax or email to:
ATTN: OCHS Medical Records
P.O. Box 598
Harwich Port, MA 02646
Fax: (508) 487-6298
Please note: If you email a form(s) to Outer Cape Health Services, it will not be encyrpted, and therefore not secure. If you have any questions you may contact the Compliance Department at (508) 905-2800.
3. Apply for insurance if needed. We offer insurance enrollment support and assistance through our Healthy Connections program.
4. Choose a primary care provider. We will contact you, if necessary, to help you choose a primary care provider and schedule a new patient appointment.
If you are currently prescribed a controlled substance, please be advised that because controlled medications can be dangerous and addictive, and carry legal risks, Outer Cape Health Services has the following policy regarding controlled substances: If you believe you will require refill of or a new opiate prescription, please be aware that OCHS providers will not prescribe that type of medication at your first visit. Also, please be aware that OCHS providers will generally not prescribe or authorize the refill of opioids for chronic, non-cancer pain and will work with you to evaluate and manage your pain safely and sensibly.
We look forward to seeing you for your first visit!
NOTE: Please use black ink on the forms to ensure readability when scanned.