Information for Referring Physicians - Adult Genetics Clinic
Thank you for your interest in referring a patient to our clinic. Our clinic does not require a physician referral but your patient’s insurance may require a referral in order for our service to be a covered benefit. We see patients with private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and patients without insurance on a “self-pay” basis. Patients are seen in the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center – McNair Campus on Thursdays and Fridays.
Steps for obtaining an appointment:
1. Ask the patient to call our scheduling center at (713) 798-7820.
2. If you wish to enter a referral you can refer to Adult Genetics in BCM EPIC or you can fax a referral to (713) 798-6450. (Note that if you enter a referral in EPIC your patient does not have to call for an appointment. They will be contacted by the scheduling center; however, they may also call for an appointment if they do not want to wait to be contacted).
3. Medical records are NOT required in order to receive an appointment but they can be helpful in caring for the patient. Records can be faxed to us at (713) 798-6450 (if less than 20 pages) or mailed to Adult Genetics at One Baylor Plaza, BCM228, Houston, TX 77030.
4. We have a very limited number of overbook appointment slots but if you feel your patient needs to be seen sooner than the appointment given please email Tanya Eble, CGC. We reserve these slots for truly urgent patients – for example, when the patient’s immediate medical management will be impacted. Requests for sooner appointments are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
If you have questions you are welcome to contact our clinic at (713) 798-7764.