Referral Policies

Please keep the following policies in mind if your child is referred to a specialist:

  • If you are enrolled in a managed care plan (i.e. HMO), you most likely will require a referral from our office before seeing a specialist, being sent for labs, or getting x-rays.  Please allow three business days for our office to process your request.
  • It is your responsibility to know if a written referral or authorization is required to see a specialist, whether pre-authorization is required prior to a procedure, and what services are covered.  
  • It is your responsibility to know if a selected specialist participates in your insurance plan.
  • If you receive care at any referred facility, you and your insurance company will be responsible for any fees or costs incurred.