For Legal Documents/Requirements
Requesting a referral:
While Vermont Medical Center does not require a referral, many health plans do.
Follow the steps below when requesting a referral:
1. Visit Your existing Physician:
He/She will evaluate your concern and, make a referral to our office. If your health plan requires you to see someone from a list of preferred specialists, please bring that information with you to your appointment.
2. Verify Your Insurance and Referral Information:
Contact your insurance company for referral requirements. Check that our office is a preferred provider in your network, or that your plan will cover out of network, so that your visit will be covered. Provide our office with the proper insurance information so we can promptly send your referral request to the correct plan.
3. Make an Appointment
Once your health plan has approved the referral, you may call and make your appointment. In some cases, the referring doctor may book the first appointment for you. Please verify that any pertinent medical records have been sent prior to your appointment.