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 that may be 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 an appointment with your doctor, or a specialty care appointment that doesn’t require a referral:
To see a network specialist, call their office directly to schedule an appointment.
To find a doctor or location near you, use our doctor and facility finder.
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*Medicaid members need a referral for specialty care when seeking care with Kaiser Permanente specialists.