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Referrals - 2019 UnitedHealthcare Adminstrative Guide


Medica HealthCare’s Simple Referral Process helps Primary Care Physicians coordinate patient care. 

Referrals are needed for most participating specialists.* 

Requests for non-participating care providers need additional authorization. 

  • You may request a referral for one or multiple visits. 
  • The referral is good for the number of visits approved, valid for six months from the date issued. 
  • No supporting documentation needed for referrals to specialists. 
  • Submit all requests for referrals through our online provider portal
  • Upon submitting a referral request, the system automatically generates the referral number. 
  • For member convenience, you may also provide members with a copy of the referral confirmation. 
  • Specialists have the ability to view referral via UnitedHealthcare portal. 
  • For additional questions call us at 877-670-8432 or email us at:

* Contact Network Management Services for a complete list of specialty types that need referrals.