How do I get referrals for tests, procedures, or specialist visits?
Please keep us informed of any tests or specialist appointments you may have. Often, your doctor will allow you to arrange these appointments yourself, to minimize any conflicts with your own schedule. Make sure to call our office back with all of the appointment information once you have it scheduled. Many insurance companies require referrals or preauthorizations from your Primary Care Physician (PCP) before certain tests, procedures, or specialty services are covered. Please give us enough notice (usually one week when possible) to be able to complete any insurance requirements you may need. Referrals can typically not be backdated once the appointment is over, and many specialists will not see you if you do not have your required referral at the time you arrive for your appointment. Finally, because a referral is actually a request for a consultation from your PCP to a specialist, referrals are typically not authorized for problems that our physicians have not evaluated.