In most cases, you'll need a referral from your personal physician to see a specialist for the first time. However, the following specialty care is available without a referral:
* Cosmetic services are generally not considered medically necessary and therefore are not a covered service.
To schedule appointments in any of these specialty departments, call the appointment number at your medical office during office hours.
To speak with an advice nurse, call:
Portland: (503) 813-2000
Vancouver: (866) 420-2244
All other areas: (800) 813-2000
Call our referral center at (503) 813-4560.
Reviewed by: Mehera Christian and Matt Schaeffer, October 2014
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