Yes. Referrals to the Specialty Services Department are for a specific problem identified by a primary care clinician (PCC). Routine, non-emergency appointments are typically scheduled within four weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral for Specialty Services?
What happens if I need surgery? How is it arranged?
Your surgeon will discuss the procedure with you and the pre-op scheduler will contact you. Most patients will have a pre-op physical exam and/or blood work and an EKG with their PCC. Ariel Evans, MA, the pre-op scheduler, will make all pre-op appointments and arrange them with you over the phone. You may call the pre-op scheduler at 203-432-8728.
How will I receive my test results from Specialty Services?
I've been told I need surgery. Can I get a second opinion?
Yes. If you feel you need a second opinion, please discuss this with your surgical team or primary care clinician who will refer you to a second opinion within the Yale Health network if appropriate.