Frequently Asked Questions | NOMS Healthcare


  • You can view our list of accepted insurance providers here.

  • Founded in 2001, NOMS stands for Northern Ohio Medical Specialists. NOMS is a large and rapidly growing physician-led organization dedicated to providing excellent, personalized, team-based care. NOMS physicians retain their clinical autonomy but enjoy the benefits of efficiencies that result in lowest patient costs and highest quality care and best outcomes.

  • Our online payment system gives patients the ability to receive bills and other correspondence in a timely manner while being able to review, save and manage your bills online. Our system allows for almost immediate document delivery. Pay bills online now.

  • NOMS Specialties Include:

    • Dermatology
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • General Surgery
    • Massage Therapy
    • Neurology
    • Ob/Gyn
    • Orthopaedics
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat)
    • Physical Therapy
    • Podiatry
    • Psychology
    • Psychiatry
    • Radiology
    • Speech Therapy
  • Log in to patient portal or use the Healow app. Download this app from your app store. If you are having trouble with the Healow app, this video will help: Healow help

  • NOMS offers its patients “Open Access” to providers, evenings and Saturdays. Please call your primary care physician’s office to get a same day appointment. Dr. Anthony Tesmond of NOMS Family Medicine in Sheffield, Ohio, also always provides same-day appointments.

  • Yes. NOMS Urgent Care is a full service, seven-day-a-week, all-ages facility. We take pride in prompt, friendly, high quality care for the lowest possible patient costs. Patients’ copay is the same amount as a doctor’s office visit. 

    Located at
    2500 W. Strub Rd., Suite 120, Sandusky, OH 44870

    Ph 419-502-5932  |  F 419-502-5933


    MONDAY - FRIDAY 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    SATURDAY - SUNDAY 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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NOMS Advanced Health Therapy

  • ADVANCED HEALTH provides a wide range of physical, occupational, speech therapy services to the adult and pediatric populations. We also provide athletic training services to several local high schools.  

  • No. In 2004 Ohio became the 39th state in the nation to authorize physical therapists to evaluate and manage patients without a referral from their physician.  However, certain insurance companies require a prescription for insurance reimbursement. ADVANCED HEALTH will assist you in determining if you need a referral from your doctor.

  • Insurance policies vary. However, most insurance companies cover Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy including: Medicare, Medicaid, HMO/PPO contracts, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Worker's Compensation, Medical-Legal, Medical Mutual, Anthem and others. We also have private pay arrangements and we accept major credit cards.

  • The type of treatment you need and receive is based professional judgment. Fees are based on treatment selected and the skill/time it takes to provide you with necessary care.

  • Treatment fees will vary depending on your diagnosis and the treatment plan. In general, there will be an Initial Evaluation fee and a fee for each individual treatment. As a courtesy to you, we will process your claims free of charge. We only ask that you pay the co-pay/deductible portion. Our fees are up to 60% less than our local competition which means less “out of pocket” expense for you.

  • We have several convenient locations throughout North Central Ohio. Choose the location that is most convenient for you and call that office. Our professional staff will set up an appointment time that meets your schedule and needs.

  • You will have the option of scheduling your appointments with the same therapist or according to your time needs. Please discuss your preference with your therapist and our receptionists.

  • Your first visit includes a thorough evaluation. This visit typically lasts one hour. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time for completion of paperwork and account information.

  • The duration of treatment will depend upon your diagnosis. Typically sessions last 40 to 60 minutes.

  • Generally, we recommend loose clothing such as shorts for lower extremity injuries and tank tops for upper quadrant injuries. Gowns are available and may be necessary for spinal complaints. Private dressing rooms are available.