When you need to see a specialist our Referral Department can help make the transition smooth and efficient.
First, check to see if your primary care provider needs to see you in order to refer you to a medical specialist. Next, check with your insurance provider to make sure that the physician you’ve been referred to — or wish to see — is on your health plan and that your visit will be covered by insurance. If you are unsure, please give our appointment center a call to see if they can help!
Our friendly representatives will ask for your insurance information so that we can help with any necessary pre-authorizations. After your referral has been approved by your insurance company we will help you make your appointment to see our specialists.
Many specialists will need to have the latest information from your Primary Care provider prior to your appointment. If your Primary Care Provider is a BMC Provider, you won’t have to worry as our specialists can view important chart notes from your Primary Care provider directly in your electronic health record. The specialists will also record the details of your appointment in your same medical record so your Primary Care physician can easily see the medical advice you were given by your specialist. If the Referring Provider is outside of BMC, it might take a few days for the Physicians notes to make it to BMC and for the Specialist Provider to review those notes. . For patients requiring referrals to providers that are outside of BMC, we can help process those referrals as well. We work with all Physician and community providers and will make sure to help find you the right Physician for your needs. And if you have a need to go to Portland or beyond, we work with a number of medical providers both regionally and nationally to help ensure our patients get the care you need. Often external referrals require our team to send out relevant information to the Physician we are referring you to in order to have complete care. That process can take a day or two but we will make sure your Physician has the necessary information to provide appropriate care for you.
For more information, please call our Appointment Center: (541) 382-4900.
Are you a provider referring a patient? We are happy to partner with you to care for your patient, and our referral department will make it easy and efficient. Just fax our completed referral form or your own referral form, along with any necessary chart notes, to (541) 318-3202.
Our Referral Coordinators will call your patient, book his or her appointment and complete any necessary pre-authorizations. We can also coordinate appointments if you’re referring a patient to multiple specialties. Check your weekly referral log every Friday for an update on the week’s referrals or any pending from previous weeks.
Our goal is to make sure referring providers have all the information you need about your patients. If you have any questions about your patients’ appointments, scheduled visits or chart notes, please feel free to call our referral department to have your questions answered.
If you have questions or need more referral pads, call (541) 317-4290.
To make a referral to a BMC Provider? It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Download the form and fill out the Referral Request Form or one of your own referral forms.
2. Fax it along with necessary chart notes to (541) 318- 3202.
3. The Referral Coordinators will call your patient and book their appointment and do any pre-authorizations that are necessary. If you are referring the patient to multiple specialties we can coordinate all of their appointments to accommodate what is best for the patient.
4. Check your weekly referral log every Friday for an update on the week’s referrals or any pending from previous weeks.
5. The Referral Coordinators follow up with each referral and ensure that all necessary chart notes have been sent back to the referring provider in a timely manner.