BHC provides expert consultation and experienced clinical care providing patients with a differential diagnosis and health management plan. On this page, BHC delivers patient resources, care options, and other patient-centered offerings.

Established BHC Patients

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR BHC PATIENTS

BHC recently transfered to a new electronic health record (EHR) system. You will no longer be able to access your patient portal through DirectMD. 

When you schedule your next appointment, BHC will email you the link to sign into your new Athena Patient Portal.  

This section is intended for established BHC patients only.

For information on how to become a patient or schedule a virtual consult see the prospective patient section below.

  • Access Patient Information – access your patient information in the Athena Patient Portal to request Rx refills, view your visit notes, and much more.

  • Manage Financial Account – for billing and insurance questions email [email protected].

Personal Patient Portal

BHC utilizes the Athena Patient Portal, a Web-based portal, that creates your private interface with BHC’s electronic health record (Athena).  Athena and its patient portal enables BHC to develop a flexible health record catered to patients with ME/CFS and FM.

What you need to know:

  • The electronic health record system and its patient portal are HIPAA compliant.
  • Eligible participants receive an authorization email from BHC to access the Athena Patient Portal the first time.
  • Remember your password.  Please do not share it with anyone.
  • Bookmark the page in your browser for quick access. Enter your password.
  • Your clinical care team will provide you with a patient email for general communication with your provider.
  • Billing and insurance questions – email [email protected].

Please access and review your own clinic records regularly to update:

  • Medications
  • New diagnoses
  • Complete pre-visit questionnaires
  • Download PDF documents relevant to your care

For other assistance, please contact BHC at [email protected]

Special Advisory During COVID-19

BHC has implemented best practice policy guidelines which will be discussed with you during appointment scheduling.

As part of the check-in process you will be required to complete an attestation and waiver document prior to your in-person visit.

Prospective Patients

We have a backlog of patient applications and are

not accepting new applications at this time.  

The limited capacity of BHC to accept new clinic patients changes continually based on provider availability and the number of current patients already receiving chronic care.

Based on the rapidly expanding knowledge about Long COVID throughout 2021, we feel a sense of urgency to evaluate more ME/CFS patients early in the course of illness, ideally the first 1-3 years, in parallel with the advancing clinical knowledge of Long COVID. This is a critical gap in ME/CFS research, as patients aren’t diagnosed and treated for several years. Thus, our intense focus at the BHC clinic in 2022, for all new patients with ME/CFS, FM and related conditions, is early assessment and intervention. We anticipate there will be many opportunities to enroll interested patients in research protocols, especially treatment trials funded for Long COVID, but potentially including and benefitting a broader population of post-viral and immune modulated conditions.

BHC is not a state-funded or for-profit medical institution. BHC is a non-profit organization. We engage patients in carefully personalized clinical care, and facilitate more rapid advances in scientific research. We can handle only a fraction of patients who request a consultation.

The overall mission of BHC is to improve the lives of all people with ME/CFS, FM, post-viral, and related comorbid conditions, and there are many ways to achieve that goal. As a key strategy to accomplish this mission, BHC also places a strong emphasis on creating and providing high-quality, accessible medical education to all, including patients, caregivers, and medical providers. We invite you to access these resources on our website and YouTube page. These programs require financial support far beyond what medical insurance can provide. We hope you will donate to support our unique mission. 

For Healthcare Providers

BHC has limited capactiy and welcomes provider collaboration in delivering needed clinical services. 

Please contact BHC through the appropriate channel for expedited response time.

  • Provider Referrals – we currently have limited ability to accept referrals. For more information, please see our Provider Referral Letter
  • Provider to Provider Consults – to schedule a conversation regarding a mutual patient or general medical questions, please send request by email to [email protected] with your contact information and the purpose of your communication.
  • Provider and Patient Resources – BHC maintains comprehensive resources on its website available to the public with specific emphasis on patient care and self-management, care partner support, and healthcare provider resources.
    • Patient resources here
    • Provider resources here

Additional BHC Offerings

Outreach and Support

BHC maintains comprehensive resources on its website, available to the public, with specific emphasis on patient care and self-management, care partner support, and healthcare provider resources. Detailed here.

Additional events and outreach include:

  • Monthly virtual support groups open to the public. Detailed here.
  • Periodic virtual events exclusive for enrolled patients. Detailed here.
  • Live and recorded events for healthcare providers ranging from introduction of basic concepts to comprehensive programs, some of which offer CME credits. Detailed here.
  • Monthly newsletter and topical updates.
  • Active social media presence on Facebook, etc.

Research Participation

BHC engages in research projects as sponsor, partner, or subcontractor. BHC drives innovative, emerging research pathways to define the core signs, symptoms, and decrements in specific functioning.

  • BHC patients may be considered for research participation with eligibility determined by the profile and protocol requirements of each study.
  • Non-BHC enrolled patients may also be considered for research participation determined by the profile and protocol requirements of each study.
  • While not guaranteed, BHC patient participants will receive priority consideration over interested non-BHC patient participants.

See which studies are currently enrolling.

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