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Specialty care

At Kaiser Permanente medical facilities

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:

  • Addiction medicine (chemical dependency)
  • Cancer counseling
  • Cosmetic services
  • Mental health
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Occupational health
  • Social services
  • Ophthalmology and optometry (routine eye exams, contact lenses)

* 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

Outside of Kaiser Permanente facilities

Call our referral center at (503) 813-4560.

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