Curbside Appointments: The Convenient, Simple, and No-Contact Way to Care for Your Hearing

In March 2020, when COVID-19 first became prominent throughout the US, the decision was made to create a simple and contact-free way for patients to continue to receive the hearing care and support that they needed during the difficult times.

What followed was hundreds of curbside appointments as our team continued to service patients, clean their devices with heightened sanitation protocols, and assist in any adjustments required to devices.

It quickly became clear that Curbside Appointments was not a short-term solution during COVID-19, but instead, it was a way to continue to support patients for the foreseeable future in a way that was much more convenient for many of our patients.

What is a Curbside Appointment?

At its most basic, this is drive-thru audiology – but rather than delivering you a burger and fries – you have one of our hearing care professionals come to your vehicle and offer you the support and help that you need in a contact-free way.

This includes:

  • Emergency Visits
  • Seasonal Clean & Checks
  • Annual Hearing Assessments
  • And Hearing Assessments for New Patients 

You can simply stay in the comfort of your own car and our team will be there to help and offer the assistance that you need. 

How Does It Work?

All appointments must be scheduled in advance. Then, at the agreed time of your appointment, you simply drive to the designated area (marked by signposts) in our parking lot.

  • If you’re at our Fall River office, then you should drive into the circular drive and call 508-674-3334.
  • If you’re at our Dartmouth location, then find a parking space and call 508-910-2221.
  • Or if you’re at our Hyannis location, then find a parking space and call 508-862-0255.

During the call, you simply share what vehicle you are in and a member of our team will be with you within the next few minutes.

Your hearing care professional will then be able to assist and even offer you a drink of your choice while you wait.

Receiving 5-star hearing care has never been easier.

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How to Schedule a Curbside Visit?

If you would like to visit in a convenient and no-contact manner, then a “Curbside Appointment” is perfect for you.

Simply call your local office or complete this form and we’ll be able to help you find a convenient time slot for you to visit, with options the very same day often available.

You can then visit and we’ll be fully prepared to give you a warm welcome!

– Frequently Asked Questions –

Q: How Does a Hearing Test in My Car Work?

Although it may feel strange, many patients are benefiting from these new hearing tests. During the start of COVID-19, we invested in some incredible technology that allows you to have professional hearing tests outside of a sound booth.

By wearing noise-cancelling headphones and using a sanitized tablet, you can follow the options and have your hearing assessed.

It then shares the results immediately so that we can discuss and make any amendments to your existing devices.

Q: What's the Average Wait Time?

When you pull into the designated area and call us, we will be by your side within 1 to ten minutes. Then, depending on the reason for your visit, we’ll be able to advise on your wait times.

If it’s a quick clean and check of your existing devices, then you can expect to be relaxing in your car for 15-20 minutes.

Q: Can Others Be in The Car with Me?

Yes, your loved ones are welcome and encouraged.

 However, please ensure that all people in the vehicle are wearing face masks.

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Fall River

508-674-3334

Hyannis

508-862-0255

Dartmouth

508-910-2221

Patient Care Coordinator at a Fast-Growing and Locally Respected Hearing Care Practice

This isn’t just a “job”. It’s an opportunity to be part of a locally respected and passionate group of people that have built a stellar reputation as the most caring, trustworthy, and experienced audiological groups in Fall River, Dartmouth, and Hyannis.

We’re now seeking somebody that wants to join our “family” and shows the same commitment that we show our staff and be part of shaping our future, as a Patient Care Coordinator.

We have 3 positions to fill, 1 full time, 1 part time with the opportunity to grow into a full time role, and 1 part time.

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If you want to know more about who we are and whether our company culture is right for you, before further investing your time in this job advert, then please click here.

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As you’re still reading, you must like what you’ve seen.

The truth is, we’ve developed a very special culture, and we’re absolutely committed to maintaining it. The person that we hire must be a great fit, and we’re prepared to wait until the perfect match comes along.

Although your experience plays a key role in this process, your personality traits and attitude are the number one priority. If this is how your co-workers and friends would describe you, then we may be the ideal match:

  • Always happy, smiles a lot, positive attitude, always a pleasure to be around.
  • Friendly, warm, an extrovert, a people person – this comes across the very first time you meet someone, even on the telephone.
  • Patient, compassionate, helpful especially with older people. Even temperament, calm, always pleasant, unflappable. Has a knack for being able to turn a frown into a smile.
  • Committed, dedicated, a great teammate, pitches in without being asked, puts team accomplishments ahead of individual accomplishments.
  • Accurate, detailed, gets things right, double checks their own work, makes very few mistakes
  • Owns it, credits others for successes, and accepts responsibility for failures. Always finds a constructive way to solve a problem.
  • Coachable, doesn’t get defensive, accepts feedback with a positive attitude. Always looking for ways to grow and improve.
  • Reliable, dependable, doesn’t just arrive on time, but often comes in a little early to make sure they’re prepared for the day; willing to stay late when there’s work that needs to be done.

These statements also describe the people you’ll be working alongside, meaning that you’ll quickly discover that this is much more than a group of co-workers, it feels like a family.

We have spoken about whether you’re the right fit for this role and you’re still reading which indicates that you have the personality traits/attitude that we’re looking for. So, let’s now look at the specific duties of the role.

As a Patient Care Coordinator the right candidate will play a critical role in helping deliver patient success.

You will be playing a critical role in helping patients and being the problem solver that ensures patients remain happy, the audiologists can deliver hearing healthcare, and the business runs seamlessly.

Duties include:

  • Scheduling & confirming patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Ultilize electronic database system
  • Managing phone calls, checking messages, returning missed calls, changing greeting when necessary
  • Checking patients in & out of appointments
  • Working directly with insurance companies to determine patient specific coverage and understanding current HIPAA laws
  • Insurance billing
  • Data entry & record keeping
  • Troubleshooting minor hearing aid issues
  • Collecting and recording payments

If the above sounds like the kind of role that you have been waiting for, at the type of practice that you want to be part of, then here’s what we’re looking for from you.

  • Strong interest in patient care and hearing health
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience with electronic database systems

You’re still here, so you must like the sound of our company culture, believe you’re the right personality fit for the role, and have the experience/qualifications that we’re looking for.

Finally, let’s discuss the wage and benefits of being part of this journey.

The salary is negotiable based on experience and includes a structured career-journey for growth that can see our experienced members of the team working their way through different wage brackets, as well as benefiting from a high-rewarding commission structure.

Additional benefits include:

  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

The working schedule is:

  • 8 hour shift for full time employees
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

If you believe that this is the right fit for both you and us, then we would love to talk.

Please send your resume over as well as any additional information that you believe will make you stand out and capture our attention.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.