We would like to welcome you to North River Surgical Center for your upcoming GI procedure.

It is our responsibility to disclose information regarding ownership of the facility.     Current ownership of North River Surgical Center, LLC includes: GI Associates of West Alabama, PC, ( C. Donald Howe, MD, Gardner Rowell, MD, S.B. Sundar, MD and Dewayne Tooson, MD ) DCH Holdings, Inc. and Julie, Inc.

Due to changes in the schedule your initial arrival time may change. To minimize long wait times we will contact you again a few days before the procedure to confirm your appointment.  You will be reminded of any co-payment or deductible due at the time of service. Please bring your picture identification, insurance cards, any copayments that are due and a responsible driver. For your convenience, please leave all valuables at home or with your escort. **Please be aware that for your safety, ANY and ALL metal on your body (piercings, bobby pins, rings, etc) MUST BE REMOVED prior to your procedure.**

 **Please be aware that any Outpatient Facility Copay that may be due at North River Surgical Center is separate from any Physician’s Fee collected at G.I. Associates.**  We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Care Credit and Apple Pay. We strive to keep the day running smoothly for our patients and physicians- due to cancellations and unforeseen circumstances, there is a possibility that you may be contacted on the day of your procedure to adjust your arrival time so please allow for this when arranging transportation.

Please be aware that there is a $100 “No Show” fee for anyone failing to arrive for their scheduled procedure. If you find that you are unable to keep your appointment, please call us at least 48 hours prior to your appointment  to cancel in order to avoid these charges.

Please take the time to review the attached information.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.

Thank you for choosing us, we look forward to taking care of you.