Making a Referral
Step 1: Submitting a Referral
We require a physician referral for our patients to ensure collaborative care. If you would like your child to be seen by the IDD Autism Program, please have his/her primary care provider fill out a referral form specifying that they are referring to our Autism Program, and fax it, along with any chart notes, to 503 346-0645. Referral forms can be downloaded at www.doernbecher.com/referral, or primary care providers are free to use their own form should they have one.
Step 2: Collecting Supplemental Information
Once a referral is received, reviewed, and approved, our Scheduling Department will contact you to gather additional information. We will ask for results from any tests already received as well as copies of an Individualized Education Program (IEP or IFSP) or 504 Plan. You will need to contact your doctors and teachers for this information and ask them to mail the materials to our Scheduling Department. We will also mail to you an Intake Packet, which will ask for a health and developmental history of your child. Please fill out these materials and mail them to our Scheduling Department.
Step 3: Scheduling the Appointment
Our Scheduling Department will contact you to schedule an appointment after all of the supplemental materials have been received. Please contact our schedulers directly if you are unsure if your materials have been received. Currently, waitlist for evaluation is expected to be 3-12 months in Portland (wait times may be shorter at the Eugene clinic). We understand the wait can be difficult and will do our best to see your child as soon as possible. Program expansion to better meet the needs of our community is currently underway.
You may also find it helpful to explore these resources:
- Autism Society of Oregon
- Autism Speaks
Contact our Scheduling Department
503 346-0640 or Toll-free 877 346-0640
503 346-0645 or Toll-free 888 346-0645
541 346-3575 or Toll-free 800 637-0700