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Do I need a referral from a general practitioner to see a psychologist?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Usually don't,but...

Usually you don't need the referral; however, some insurances, especially hmo might require a referral.
Always check with your insurance provider to see if referral is needed as well as coverage.

In brief: Usually don't,but...

Usually you don't need the referral; however, some insurances, especially hmo might require a referral.
Always check with your insurance provider to see if referral is needed as well as coverage.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Depends

This depends on your insurance plan and possible state insurance laws.
I would say call the number on your insurance card, tell them you are a member, and ask what the procedure is according to your plan.

In brief: Depends

This depends on your insurance plan and possible state insurance laws.
I would say call the number on your insurance card, tell them you are a member, and ask what the procedure is according to your plan.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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