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Referrals

Important Notice Pertaining to the OHSU Referral Policy - Please Read Carefully

The purpose of the referral is to help assure that students, postdocs and their spouses or domestic partners are offered the best possible care at the lowest possible rates.  Students, postdocs and their spouses or domestic partners can see outside providers without a referral, but out of network benefits, deductibles, and out of pocket expenses will apply. 

This referral practice is intended to stabilize premiums for all and encourages students and postdocs to take advantage of the services offered at OHSU Joseph B. Trainer Health & Wellness Center, where insurance is not billed for professional services.

Students, postdocs and their adult dependents are always encouraged to use the JBT Health & Wellness Center for their medical care, regardless of their insurance plan, as it is always more cost effective if your insurance plan is not billed for professional services.

For the lowest out of pocket expenses, students and postdoctoral trainees with the University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan and their dependent spouses or domestic partners will need a referral from the JBT Health & Wellness Center prior to seeing any other primary care/specialty care, counseling or behavioral health provider.

For further details about the referral process and how it may impact you, please review the
OHSU University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan Referral Policy

 

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Remember the use of the referral system helps lower health care premiums and costs.