How Do I Know if I Need a Referral From My Insurance Company?

Most often, you will need a referral from your primary care physician(PCP) if you have an HMO insurance plan to see a specialist. You will need to contact your family doctor a few days before your scheduled appointment because many primary care doctors require 24 or 48 hours of notification. The referral may have an expiration date or only allow for a certain number of visits. You can check with your insurance company or family care doctor to clarify, or you can always speak to one of our financial advisors.

Peter Wishnie, D.P.M.
Owner of Family Foot & Ankle Specialists in Piscataway & Hillsborough, NJ