If you feel you need to see a specialist and have not discussed the
referral with your primary care provider (PCP), please first call your PCP,
as they may need to see you prior to referring you to the specialist.
Please note the following responsibilities are managed in the practice:
Assistance scheduling appointments
Radiology prior authorizations
Behavioral health referrals
Prescription requests and refills
Please call 617-754-1150 to have your insurance referrals
processed for specialty care.
Referral requests for specialty care must be submitted a minimum of seven
(7) days prior to your appointment to allow for processing, unless the
visit is scheduled within seven days of the appointment.
For continuity of care, and the best coordination of care amongst your
providers, your primary care provider will refer you to a Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center specialist. There are important benefits when you
see specialists within the Beth Israel Deaconess system:
Your physicians will have secure access to a shared medical records
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospitals offer award-winning quality of care and
It enhances opportunities for us to collaborate and coordinate your
care among specialists.
Many patients tell us they receive better care when they see a Beth
Israel Deaconess specialist because the communication between the PCP
and the specialist is faster and smoother.
Medical research suggests that patients having care coordinated within
an integrated system of care may have better outcomes.
Many Beth Israel Deaconess specialists are instructors at Harvard Medical