Office of Student Life

Student Health Services

Referrals

A provider may determine that a patient should see a specialist for additional testing and/or evaluation.  This may be to a specialist on staff at Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS) or an outside provider.

Inbound Referrals

If a provider refers to a SLSHS specialty provider, an inbound referral will be created and the patient will be directed to Advice and Appointments to schedule.

Outbound Referrals

Non-Urgent

If a provider refers to an outside specialist, a patient will be asked to:

  • Sign an acknowledgment form
  • Complete the referral scheduling form
  • Provide a copy (both front and back) of an insurance card

The referral team will contact the patient within 2-3 business days with appointment information.

Urgent 

An urgent referral needs to be seen within 48 hours and a patient will be asked to:

  • Sign an acknowledgment form
  • Provide a copy (both front and back) of an insurance card
  • Meet with the referral team who will schedule the appointment with the specialist

Self-Referral

A patient may prefer to see a specialist and make their own appointment.  However, some insurance plans and/or specialists require a referral from another physician.

Patient Responsibilities

  • Ensure each service and provider is covered by their insurance plan prior to making an appointment
  • Pay all charges not covered by health insurance
  • Contact the specialist to reschedule/cancel an appointment at least 24 hours prior to the appointment