OhioHealth Geriatric Clinic
Personalized Care for Older Adults
When you visit the OhioHealth Geriatric Clinic, you will meet with our team of clinical social workers, nurses and board-certified geriatricians about your age-specific concerns, diagnosis and treatment.
Our Areas of Expertise
What to Expect From Your Consultation
The geriatric clinic at the Gerlach Center provides non-urgent geriatric consultation services. The results of your assessment can inform the treatment plans you and your primary care providers develop to help you feel and function at your best
Our geriatric consultation process is generally comprised of two appointments that last up to two hours each.
- A social assessment – you will meet with a clinical social worker for a review of your social history and discussion about community resources that might be helpful to you.
- A medical examination – you will be seen for a medical examination by a board-certified geriatrician who specializes in treating the conditions of aging. The physician will also discuss any additional testing or medication changes that may be needed. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled as the physician deems appropriate.
All of our associates at the OhioHealth John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health specialize in aging issues, and are available to answer your questions, even if you do not need a consultation. Our team can also provide information and referrals to community agencies and resources that provide useful services, like housing, transportation, adult day care and hospice.
Prepare for Your Appointment
The following forms must be completed and returned before the first appointment. You may return the forms via email to SeniorHealth@OhioHealth.com, within MyChart, or fax the forms to (614) 566-1916.
- Pre-visit questionnaire
- Family Exchange of Authorization Form – if you wish to have your medical information released to specific support people, please list the names of your support people here, and sign the form.
- Physician Exchange of Information Authorization – complete the highlighted areas; the patient or the designated Healthcare Power of Attorney (if patient is medically unable to sign) must sign this form. Please enclose a copy of the Healthcare Power of Attorney document if the patient is unable to sign.