Duke Lupus Clinic - Clinic 1J

Duke Lupus Clinic - Clinic 1J

Type:Duke University Hospital Outpatient Department
Hospital-based clinics are an extension of Duke Health hospitals and have additional facility charges. Some insurance companies process bills with a deductible and coinsurance rather than as a co-pay as for an office visit. This may impact the amount of the bill you are responsible for after payment from your insurance plan. Check with your insurance company before your visit to determine what your responsibility will be.

Our lupus specialists diagnose, treat, and provide expert care to people living with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), more commonly known as lupus. We do comprehensive evaluations of people who suspect they have lupus, offer second opinions, and recommend treatment options. We also educate people and their families about this chronic condition. Our extensive involvement in research means you can participate in research opportunities to help us learn more about the disease, as well as clinical trials that test new lupus therapies.

Appointments   919-668-7630 Office   919-681-2045
Fax   919-681-8298

Clinic Hours

Closed Closed 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Closed Closed Closed Closed
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Duke Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Cir
Clinic 1J
Durham, NC 27710-4000
Appointments 919-668-7630 Office 919-681-2045
Fax 919-681-8298
Lupus Diagnosis and Treatment

Learn how we diagnose and treat lupus, and how we help you live with the autoimmune disease.

Lupus Clinic Specialists

Our specialized lupus clinic is staffed by board-certified rheumatologists, a nephrologist, and a nurse practitioner. We work as a team to care for people with lupus and lupus-related conditions such as:

  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Undifferentiated connective tissue disease
  • Sjogren’s syndrome

We use a team approach to patient care, which means you may see any member of our team on the day of your appointment.

This approach ensures you get to know all our lupus specialists. That way, if you need to be seen for an urgent, lupus-related condition such as a flare, or if you are hospitalized, our specialists will already be familiar with your condition.

Onsite Pharmacy and Additional Support

Our onsite pharmacist and pharmacy technicians can provide medication counseling, help coordinate prior authorizations, help you apply for pharmacy assistance programs, and assist with medication refills.

Our social worker can provide additional support for navigating the insurance process.

If we are running behind, please understand that it is because we give everyone the personalized attention they need.

Accepted Insurance

Visit planforduke.com to view the full list of plans Duke Health will accept in 2020 from each carrier or network.

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any copayments, co–insurance, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Aetna
  • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
  • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO Open Access
  • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
  • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Traditional Choice
  • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
  • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
Ambetter
  • Ambetter of North Carolina
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
  • Blue Advantage
  • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
  • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
  • Blue Select
  • NC State Employees Health Plan
  • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

CIGNA
  • Cigna Choice Plus
  • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
  • Cigna Open Access
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

Duke Group Plans
  • Duke Basic
  • Duke Select
Experience Health
First Health
Gateway Health Alliance
Gateway Health Plan
  • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
  • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
Healthgram
Humana
  • Humana Choice (PPO)
  • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
  • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
MedCost
Medicare
  • First Medicare Direct*
  • Medicare Part A
  • Medicare Part B
  • *This is for Wake County only.

MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
NC Medicaid
  • NC Medicaid*
  • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

OneNet PPO
Optima Health
  • FAMIS
  • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
  • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
  • Optima Plus (PPO)
  • Optima Vantage (HMO)
TRICARE
  • TRICARE Extra*
  • TRICARE for Life*
  • TRICARE Prime*
  • TRICARE Prime Remote*
  • TRICARE Standard*
  • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

United Healthcare
  • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
  • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
  • All Savers Alternate Funding
  • All Savers Fully Insured
  • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
  • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
  • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
  • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
  • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
  • United Healthcare of the River Valley
  • United Healthcare Option PPO
  • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
  • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
  • United Medical Resources (UMR)

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Preparing For Your Visit

  • Before your appointment, you will be asked to complete questionnaires to help us understand your lupus symptoms. These questionnaires may be completed online through your Duke MyChart account or in the clinic.
  • We suggest you allow about 45 minutes to get to your appointment in addition to your travel time to Durham. This will allow you sufficient time to park, locate the building, get to the clinic, and register. Duke Clinic is approximately a quarter of a mile from the nearest parking deck. Shuttle services and valet parking are available.

Your doctor may ask you to arrive early so you can have lab tests including urine and blood testing completed before your examination. This allows us to monitor your lupus and check for side effects.

  • When you arrive, a member of the lupus team will measure your vitals and update your medication list.
  • You will meet with and be examined by a rheumatologist who specializes in lupus. Because we are a teaching hospital, you may also be seen and examined by a Duke University School of Medicine student doctor, resident, or fellow.
  • A research coordinator may discuss opportunities for you to participate in research to study lupus, as well as clinical trials for new treatments. If you volunteer to participate, they may collect additional information and lab work.

This PDF brochure provides information about services related to your visit to Duke Clinics.

Please note that we may need to reschedule your appointment if you arrive late.

Getting Here

Duke Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Cir
Clinic 1J
Durham, NC 27710-4000

Parking

Parking is available in the Duke Medicine Circle Parking Garage on Trent Drive. Cost is $2 per hour or a maximum $8 per day. Valet parking is available at the Duke Clinic entrance for $9.