What is a Referral?

If your insurance plan requires a referral, that means your primary care physician (PCP) must authorize and approve your visit to our office. Once your primary care physician determines that you need to consult with an ENT specialist, your physician will contact your plan to request approval in the form of a referral. Your referral must be authorized and approved by your insurance company BEFORE you visit our offices or you may be expected to pay for the office visit.

You are responsible for knowing whether you need a referral from your insurance company and whether you have received one.

You can check the status of a referral by checking with us prior to your appointment, or by calling Member Services department at your insurance company.

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