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Primary Care Physician Referrals

Question: Does my new dependent need to select a primary care physician before seeing a specialist?


Possibly. Your new dependents will need to select a primary care physician (PCP) prior to visiting a specialist if you are participating in GradCare or U-M Premier Care. They need to see their primary care physician to get a referral before they can see a specialist.

Your dependents are not required to see a PCP prior to seeing a specialist if you are participating in Blue Cross Community Blue PPO or Comprehensive Major Medical.

To view a list of providers for the medical plan that you participate with, click on the following link: Find a Participating Health Care Provider.

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Posted: 06 May, 2008
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