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Referral requests

We are pleased to provide comprehensive health care for children. However, occasionally we will recommend a referral to a specialist. In this case, we will obtain the necessary authorization from your insurance company and set up the referral for you. This can sometimes take several days to complete. We cannot authorize referrals for patients we have never seen or for problems that we have never discussed in the office. (We like to send a letter of introduction to specialists describing the child’s problem, but we can’t provide this service unless we’ve discussed it together recently.) Also, because of insurance rules, we cannot give retroactive referrals for consultations which one of our pediatricians did not initially recommend.

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