Do I need a referral to be seen at Origin?
What is a referral and do I need one?
A referral is a written order from your primary care doctor to see a specialist or receive certain medical services. Many Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans require a referral to see a specialist, such as a Physical Therapist, and will not cover the cost of a visit without having a referral on file.
Referrals are different than prescriptions and every insurance plan will have separate requirements for referrals and prescriptions for specialist/physical therapy services.