Many insurance companies require a written referral or prior authorization prior to seeing a specialist or having certain diagnostic procedures performed. It is the parent/caregiver's responsibility to know if a referral or prior authorization is required. Please call our office before scheduling appointments with physicians other than Children's Medical Group. Referrals will not be completed "after the fact".
The physicians of Children's Medical Group do NOT refer patients to urgent care clinics; therefore, referrals to urgent care clinics will NOT be completed. Children's Medical Group offers night and weekend appointments to care for our patients. After the office is closed, phone calls are answered by pediatric nurses from Children's Hospital in Birmingham. Please call our office if there are any questions about the care of your child.
If your insurance requires a PCP and one of our providers is not listed, we will be unable to obtain any referrals.