Medical Referral Guidelines - For Providers
- Audiology-Hearing Loss
- Ear, Nose, and Throat
- General Surgery
- Limb Preservation
- Oral and Maxillofacial
- Pediatric Infectious Disease
- Pediatric Pulmonology
- Plastic Surgery
- Pulmonology - Adult
- Vascular Surgery
- Wound Care (non-healing)
Standard Guidelines to Ensure Appropriate Referrals
Medical Referral Guidelines
Medical Sub-Specialty Referral Guidelines
for Referring Medical Providers
Project Access Multnomah County proactively supports efficient and appropriate medical referrals by providing these standard medical referral guidelines as a resource for all providers.
These guidelines were adapted from the Madigan Army Medical Center website, which proves an excellent resource. We make no claims to medical expertise, and offer these only as a guideline.
- The primary care provider may use these referral guidelines when there is a diagnosis which may require referral to a Medical Sub-Specialist.
- The primary care provider or medical sub-specialist may use these guidelines when there is a diagnosis which may be supported by Physical Medicine Therapies. coming soon
Referral guidelines are indexed by alphabetical order or by specialty.
Specialty referral guidelines are uniformly formatted to include:
2. Initial Diagnosis and Management
3. Ongoing Management and Objectives
4. Indications for Specialty Care
5. Criteria for Return to Primary Care
- The care provider may use these guidelines to help determine the best approach to treatment of patients,
- The care provider may use these guidelines to help determine when to refer to a specialist.
If the patients diagnosis meets the criteria for specialty care referral, then strong consideration should be given for a referral with the appropriate specialty care volunteer at Project Access.
- The primary care provider should make note of the criteria for return to primary care and be prepared to provide any necessary follow up care.