Duke Pre-Anesthesia Testing Center - Clinic 2D

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.
Experts at the Duke Pre-Anesthesia Testing Center - Clinic 2D are responsible for assessing patients’ readiness for surgery that requires anesthesia. Also known as the PASS (Preoperative Anesthesia and Surgical Screening) clinic, our team of anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses evaluate outpatients who are scheduled for a surgery or procedure -- including elective, non-elective, and semi-urgent procedures -- at Duke University Hospital. Our goal is to make your surgical experience as safe as possible.

Clinic Hours

7:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed Closed
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Duke Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Cir
Clinic 2D
Durham, NC 27710-4000
Appointments 919-681-7030    919-681-7030 Office 919-681-7030
Fax 919-681-8484

Clinic Hours

7:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed Closed
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Services

Your comprehensive preoperative assessment includes a physical exam that helps identify and evaluate medical conditions -- such as anemia, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, or other conditions -- that could affect how you do during surgery. This may require the following tests:

  • Blood work
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Penicillin or other allergy testing
  • Sleep apnea assessment
  • Other tests, as appropriate

We will talk with you about your anesthesia options, review the risks and benefits, and tell you what you can expect. We also provide you with specific instructions for how to take your medications on the day of surgery, and how best to manage pain and pain medications after surgery.

To make your surgery and recovery as successful as possible, we can help you quit smoking by connecting you with tobacco cessation services. A licensed social worker can provide cognitive behavioral therapy for people who want to quit smoking and/or who want to improve stress management before surgery. Our registered dietician can provide nutritional counseling.

Phone and Virtual Care

People who don’t have complex medical conditions or who are at lower risk may be able to complete their pre-anesthesia testing via phone. In certain circumstances, we offer video visits for medically complex patients who meet specific criteria for virtual care.

What You Need to Know Before Your Appointment

Please bring copies of recent records from non-Duke clinics for your providers to review. Examples include pacemaker cards and information, cardiac stent cards and information, echocardiogram reports, stress test reports, laboratory results, etc. You will not need to fast prior to your appointment.

Our Providers

Physician Assistant – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
Anesthesiologist
Physician Assistant – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
Nurse Practitioner – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
Anesthesiologist, Critical Care Specialist
Nurse Practitioner – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
Anesthesiologist
Nurse Practitioner – Hospital Medicine
4.82 out of 5
919-681-7030
Physician Assistant – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
Anesthesiologist
Physician Assistant – Hospital Medicine
4.79 out of 5
919-681-7030
Nurse Practitioner – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
Physician Assistant – Hospital Medicine
4.85 out of 5
919-681-7030
Physician Assistant – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
Nurse Practitioner – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
Nurse Practitioner – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
Nurse Practitioner – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
Nurse Practitioner – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
Physician Assistant – Hospital Medicine
4.72 out of 5
919-681-7030
Nurse Practitioner – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
Physician Assistant – Hospital Medicine
919-613-7848
Nurse Practitioner – Hospital Medicine
919-681-7030
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Accepted Insurance

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 co-payments, co–insurances, 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 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 of North Carolina
  • 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 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 Basic
  • Duke Select
  • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
First Health
Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
  • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
Healthgram
  • Humana Choice (PPO)
  • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
  • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
MedCost
  • First Medicare Direct*
  • Medicare Part A
  • Medicare Part B
  • *This is for Wake County only.

MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • 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
  • FAMIS*
  • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)*
  • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
  • Optima Plus (PPO)
  • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • *Duke Primary Care, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital are not participating with this plan.

  • TRICARE Prime
  • TRICARE Prime Remote
  • TRICARE Select
  • 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)
  • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate with the plan.

Preparing For Your Visit

Download a PDF guide that includes information on what to expect during your visit.

Give yourself plenty of time to get to your appointment. Your doctor may ask you to arrive early so that you can have lab tests completed before your examination. Even if this is not the case, we suggest that you should 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 particular clinic you're visiting, and register. Duke Clinic is approximately a quarter of a mile from the nearest parking deck. Please note that appointments may be subject to being rescheduled upon late arrivals.

Informal clothing and comfortable shoes are appropriate attire for your visit.

Getting Here

Duke Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Cir
Clinic 2D
Durham, NC 27710-4000

Parking

Duke Medicine Circle Parking Garage:

  • Located at 302 Trent Drive and features climate-controlled, enclosed walkway to Duke Clinic. A free shuttle is located just outside the garage to escort you to the Duke Medicine Pavilion entrance. This parking garage is most convenient for patients and visitors going to the Duke Medicine Pavilion, Duke Cancer Center, and Duke Clinic.
  • Cost: $2 per hour or a maximum $8 per day.

Additional Parking Information:

  • Parking for oversized vehicles is located adjacent to the Duke University Hospital parking deck. To obtain a pass for an oversized vehicle, call 919-684-7275.
  • Discount parking tickets are available for $5.00 and are good for free parking on one calendar day. They can be purchased at all medical center gift shops or Duke Parking, which is located on the ground floor of Duke Clinic on Trent Drive. The tickets are good at either garage. Contact Duke Parking Services at 919-684-7275.
  • Valet parking is also available at the entrance to Duke Clinic, Monday - Friday from 5:00 am - 10:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm for $9 per day.
  • Duke Parking Services can be contacted at: 919-684-7275.
  • Watch a video on how to use the parking stations.