Is your office taking in-person appointments?
If the answer is yes...
- How many people are able to be in the in-person meeting?
- Are your in-person visits taking place in the office or another location nearby?
- If the visit is taking place in the Congressional Office Building, is your office requiring an escort through the office building?
- If yes, what is the best phone number to contact when your group has arrived for your visit?
- If you have a number of visits in the same office building, will an escort be required between visits with different members of Congress and which office should you arrange that with?
If the answer is no...
What is the best way to make a virtual appointment? (For information on making virtual appointments, click here.)
Tip for NAHU members: if you have a mix of in-person and virtual meetings with members of Congress, try to schedule your in-person meetings for March 1 and 2. Then schedule your virtual meetings for later in the week so you can participate from home and can avoid technology glitches from going back and forth from in-person to virtual meetings while on the Hill.
If the scheduler asks what you will be talking about in your meeting, you can tell them you will discuss...
- Innovations to the private health insurance market to improve access and affordability of individual and employer sponsored coverage
- Ways to drive down cost of healthcare, including prescription drugs
- The importance of safeguarding the delivery of care, especially for mental health, through telehealth by extending provisions created during the pandemic
- Improvements to Medicare to prevent gaps in coverage and care
Other tips for your appointments:
- What is the best way to get to the Hill from the hotel?
- If you are not planning to walk, make sure to leave plenty of time to arrange for a ride share (like Uber or Lyft) or for a cab. Cabs are limited on the Hill and ride shares can take several minutes to arrive, so plan accordingly in order to arrive at your appointment on time.
- Pack comfortable shoes and a winter coat. Plan to wear business/business casual to your meeting on the Hill and don’t forget your mask.