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2020 Referral List for Texas

You need a referral for:

A
Allergist (immunologist)

C
Cardiac electrophysiologist

Cardiologist

Cardiovascular surgeon

Chiropractor

Colon and rectal surgeon

CT/CTA procedures

D
Dermatologist

E
Endocrinologist

G
Gastroenterologist

Genetic counselor

Gynecologic oncologist

H
Hand surgeon

Hematologist

Hepatologist

Hospice and palliative medicine specialist

I
Infectious disease specialist

Interventional cardiologist

M
Medical geneticist

N
Nephrologist

Neurological surgeon

Neurologist

O
Occupational medicine specialist

Occupational therapist (For an initial evaluation, we require a referral. Before going ahead with treatment, providers must submit a Plan of Care and receive prior authorization.)

Oncologist

Ophthalmologist

Oral surgeon (Maxillofacial surgeon)

Orthopedic surgeon

Otolaryngologist (Ear, nose, and throat specialist)

P
Pain management specialist

Physiatrist

Physical therapist (For an initial evaluation, we require a referral. Before going ahead with treatment, providers must submit a Plan of Care and receive prior authorization.)

Plastic surgeon

Podiatrist

Pulmonologist

R
Radiation oncologist

Reproductive endocrinologist

Rheumatologist

S
Sleep disorders specialist

Speech therapist (For an initial evaluation, we require a referral. Before going ahead with treatment, providers must submit a Plan of Care and receive prior authorization.)

Spinal cord injury specialist

Sports medicine specialist

Surgeon

T
Thoracic surgeon

U
Urologist

V
Vascular surgeon

You don't need a referral for:

A
Acupuncturist

Addiction psychiatrist

Anesthesiologist

Audiologist

C
Certified diabetes educator (CDE)

Certified nurse-midwife

Certified nursing assistant (CNA)

Certified professional midwife

Certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)

Critical care medicine specialist

D
Dentist

E
Emergency medicine specialist

F
Family medicine physician

Forensic pathologist

G
General practitioner

Geriatric medicine specialist

Gynecologist

H
Hospitalist

I
Internist

L
Licensed mental health counselor

Licensed nurse (LPN or LVN)

N
Nurse practitioner (NP)

O
Obstetrician

Optician

Optometrist

P
Pathologist

Perinatologist

Pharmacist

Physician assistant (PA)

Psychiatric nurse

Psychiatrist

Psychologist

R
Radiologic technologist

Radiologist (Referral required only for CT/CTA procedures)

Recreational therapist

Registered dietitian (RD)

Registered nurse (RN)

Respiratory therapist (RT)

S
Social worker