TPMG Patient FAQ’s

How do I access my records and test results, schedule or change an appointment, request medication refills, or receive messages from my provider?

By signing up or logging into the TPMG patient portal, you now have secure access to all of your medical information as well as appointment scheduling/cancellations.

What is the TPMG Patient Portal?

The Patient Portal is an intuitive, online portal that enables TPMG patients and providers to securely access and manage health information. Overall, the patient portal improves communication, patient care, and the full patient experience.

How do I enroll in the TPMG Patient Portal?

Step 1: Go to our website at

Step 2: At the top right side or at the footer of our homepage, click the Patient Portal button.

Step 3: In the top right corner, click Log In or Enroll.

Step 4: Under Need an account, click Let’s Get Started.

Step 5: Enter your email address and create a strong password. Your provider should have provided you a PIN via email. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Step 6: Click Create My Account. You are now enrolled in the Patient Portal.

If you have trouble logging in or finding your test results within a week, please contact your provider for assistance.

How do I access my notes and results in the TPMG Patient Portal?

Step 1: Log into the Patient Portal.

Step 2: Click on the My Chart tab at the top of the screen.

Step 3: Click on the Documents tab.

Your visit notes will be in the Clinical Document section. Your scanned documents and reports will be located in the Encounter Notes section.

How do I transfer my medical records?

To transfer or receive your medical records, visit

How do I pay my bill?

Bill payment is due within 30 days of your appointment. For your convenience, you can pay your TPMG bills online, by mail, over the phone, or at one of our locations. Visit to pay your bill or view your billing options.

How do I contact the billing department?

Please contact the TPMG Central Billing Office at (757) 232-8777 or (877) 271-3810 for further assistance.

Where can I access the forms I need to fill out for my appointment?

At the bottom of each location page, you will find the patient forms that you will need to complete.

Do I need to wear a mask for my visit?

While the restrictions for masks are being lowered for certain locations, masks are still required to be worn in all healthcare settings, including doctor’s offices, hospitals, and inpatient rehabilitation centers. For the health and safety of our patients and employees, we at TPMG ask that you abide by this regulation and continue wearing a mask inside and outside any of our TPMG facilities, regardless of your vaccination status. 

For more information on the latest COVID-19 updates, and mask regulations, please visit the Virginia Department of Health:

What should I bring to my appointment?

For a full list of items to bring to your appointment, visit

How do I cancel or reschedule my appointment?

If you are unable to attend your appointment, please visit to learn the proceeding steps for cancelling or scheduling an appointment.

Which insurances does TPMG accept?

While TPMG contracts with several insurance carriers, please note that not all TPMG physicians actively participate in TPMG’s listed carrier plans. Please contact your physician’s office to verify participation with your insurance plan. For a full list of TPMG insurance carriers, visit

What precautions are TPMG taking to keep patients safe during COVID-19?

TPMG is taking every possible precaution to keep our patients safe, including wearing protective equipment, frequently sanitizing and cleaning equipment, following social distancing protocols, and providing telemedicine virtual visits. We thank you for trusting us with your care at this time and we truly value your safety.

Visit for a full list of COVID-19 updates and to learn how you can stay safe during your appointments.

I (or my loved one) will require an interpreter for my upcoming appointment, as I do not speak English/need an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter. How far in advance will I need to let the office know in preparation of my visit?"

TPMG offices have access to a 3rd party vendor who can typically provide a qualified interpreter for non-English speaking patients, or those that require an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter. Please contact the office to discuss your specific needs and if necessary, your request for an interpreter at least one week ahead of your scheduled appointment.

What is the firearm policy?

In order to ensure a safe environment for employees, patients, and visitors, TPMG prohibits the wearing, concealing, transporting, storage, or presence of firearms or other dangerous weapons in our facilities. Any employee in possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon while on our facilities or while otherwise fulfilling job responsibilities may face disciplinary action including termination. A patient or visitor who violates this policy may be removed from the facility and reported to police authorities.  There are a few exceptions to the policy:

  • ​Any law enforcement personnel engaged in official duties. If off duty, the law enforcement personnel must show their badge when carrying a firearm/weapon.
  • Any security personnel engaged in official duties.
  • Any person engaged in military activities sponsored by the federal or state government, while engaged in official duties.

What is the smoking policy?

To ensure the health and safety of our patients and employees, smoking and tobacco use are prohibited on TPMG property.

May I bring my Service Animal to my appointment with me?

Service Animals (a dog trained to do work or perform tasks – the specifically trained action needed to assist- for the benefit of an individual with a disability) will be permitted in Tidewater Physician Multispecialty Group’s facilities unless the animal’s presence would fundamentally alter the nature of the service provided, when a particular animal is not within its handler’s (the person responsible for controlling and providing care for an animal) control, or when the animal poses a direct threat (significant risk to the health and/or safety of others that cannot be eliminated or mitigated by a modification of practices or procedures, or by the provision of auxiliary aids or services) to the health and safety of others or otherwise jeopardizes the safe operation of the facility.


“Are there locations my service animal is not allowed?”

Service animals are NOT permitted in the MRI, CT, Procedure Suites, or Strive facilities at any time. In addition, there may be circumstances based on the nature of the services provided the patient may be required to have another person present to tend to and maintain control of the animal if by the nature of the services the patient is unable to do so.


“Can I bring my emotional support, therapy, comfort or companion animal to my appointments?”

Other animals, such as Emotional Support Animals (animals that provide a therapeutic benefit or comfort through devotion, affections, and campanionship, but doesn’t have specialized training, socialization, or formal evaluatios to perform specific tasks for the person’s disability/diagnosis) or Therapy Animals (a wider group of species that are a part of an animal-assisted, goal-directed intervention; utilized for activities such as therapeutic riding programs, physical or occupational therapy, or counseling and psychotherapy) will NOT be permitted into TPMG facilities under any circumstances. Emotional Support or Therapy Animals are NOT considered to be Service Animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act or under Virgina Law. 

“What are the guidlines for my service animal during my visit?”

Dress Code for Service Animals – Upon entrance into ANY TPMG facility with a service animal, TPMG requires the following:

  • A service dog must be under control at all times with the aid of a harness, tether or leash. If the person is unable to use these devices, then the service animal must be under full control by using voice, hand or other means of command;
  • A service animal or hearing dog must wear a vest or patch identifying it to patients and staff of our facilities as a service animal. However, a vest on its own doesn’t make an animal a service animal.

Access – A Service Animal shall be permitted in any area of the facility that is unrestricted to patients, or visitors provided that the Service Animal does not pose a Direct threat and its presence would not require a fundamental alteration in the facilities polices, practices, or procedures

Removal of the Service Animal – A service animal handler will be asked to remove the service animal or make arrangement for the service animal to be removed from the facility in the event of the following:

  • The service animal is not responding to its handler’s attempts to control the service animal and has been determined by TPMG’s staff to be out of control.
  • The service animal is not housebroken or is incontinent
  • The service animal otherwise poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

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