Transferring Care to McKinney Allergy and Asthma Center
Just moved to the McKinney area and want to continue allergy shots? Welcome to McKinney Allergy and Asthma Center! Below are the steps to become an allergy shot patient at our practice.
If you would like to transfer your allergy serum and continue allergy shots in our office, here are some requirements that will enable the transfer process to be as seamless, ethical, and medically-safe as possible. These are advocated by national Allergy organizations like the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
We do not make any exceptions. If you do not agree to these requirements, you will need to seek another location that can administer your allergy injections.
1. Schedule a new patient appointment. New patient appointments are required for those transferring allergy shots. This appointment will allow the provider to review your medical history and introduce you to our practice. We will accept and interpret allergy skin testing results done by a Board-certified Allergist. We do not interpret allergy skin testing reports from other specialties and may require updated allergy skin testing done at our office.
2. Confirm your former allergy office will transfer records here. We require an allergy shot dosing schedule as well as the allergy serum recipe (information on what is in your allergy serum) before continuing allergy shots here.
3. Epinephrine autoinjector. As a precaution, every allergy shot patient is required to carry an epinephrine autoinjector to self-administer in case of serious allergic reaction after leaving the office. We can send a prescription during the new patient appointment. You will need to bring your epinephrine autoinjector to every allergy shot appointment and present it to the shot nurse before receiving the injection.
3. Take your antihistamine. We also require our patients to take an antihistamine 2-24 hours before your scheduled shot.
4. Schedule your allergy shot. We require our patients to make appointments for each shot; our allergy shots are not on a walk-in basis. This helps us anticipate staffing availability and ensure shorter wait times.
5. Wait 30 minutes in the lobby after your allergy shot. Each patient is required to wait 30 minutes in our lobby after your shot in case a shot reaction occurs and you require urgent medical attention.