What is specialty care?
Specialty care is care from doctors with extensive training in specific areas of medicine. It includes treatment of injuries and ongoing conditions of all types. Examples include:
Choose how to get specialty care
Here’s a look at the appointment types available for specialty care:
How to schedule appointments
Most specialty care is by referral, so talk to your doctor to get connected. Some types of specialty care don’t require a referral, including obstetrics-gynecology and mental health.
To make, change, or cancel an appointment with your doctor or a specialty care appointment that doesn’t require a referral:
If you’ve been referred for specialty care by your doctor, you may be able to schedule your appointment using the My Doctor Online app.
To find a doctor or location near you, use our doctor and facility finder.
Reviewed by: Scott Tsunehara, MD, October 2017
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