To receive therapy services through The HSC Pediatric Center, we will need a referral, sometimes called a physician's order, from your child's doctor.
Check With Your Insurance Plan
If you have private health insurance, be sure to check with your plan to make sure they cover therapy services and that HSC is a participating provider. Or, you can call us and we will check for you.
Obtain a Referral
There are several ways to do this:
- You child's health care team--hospital, health clinic, or doctor’s office--may send the referral and other information to us directly.
- Your child's health care team may ask that you to contact us directly. If they have given you the referral, we'll ask you to send that to us. If you don’t have the referral, we'll have you ask your doctor's office to send the referral to us.
If not already included in your referral, we will also ask you for basic information about your child:
- Your child's name
- Date of birth
- Phone number(s)
- Name of insurance(s)
- Insurance ID #
- Name of the person on the insurance, usually Mom or Dad, if you have private insurance.
- Type of therapy your child needs
Fax the Referral
Your health care team should fax the referral and other information to us at 202-635-6108.
Once we have everything we need, we will verify your insurance and call you back to get more information about your child and to make an appointment for you.