Due to the lack of Endocrinologists in the Austin & surrounding areas, we do require a referral from your PCP in order to be seen as a new patient with Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology. Once we receive your referral electronically or via fax, a scheduler will be in contact to schedule your appointment.
Of note: If your insurance requires a referral to see a specialist, you will need to have your referral processed before seeing a specialist.
If you are an existing patient & need an extension of time or visits added to the current authorization, please contact your PCP’s office at least one week in advance of when you need the authorization. We cannot guarantee they can backdate the referral.
No. We only require a written referral from your PCP office to identify the diagnosis you are needing to be treated for. You will not need an insurance authorization.
Yes, most HMO plans require a referral from your PCP office PRIOR to seeing a specialist provider. Without this authorization, you would be considered Private Pay and responsible for all out-of-pocket costs.
If you do not have health insurance coverage, you are still welcome as a patient of ours. You will be considered “Private Pay” with our practice. Effective July 15, 2020, we now kindly require a credit card to be on file with our office so that your payment can be automatically drafted the day of or after your appointment. If you decline to place a credit card on file, you may pre-pay your visit in full prior to the appointment date. Please call our billing office to receive your estimate for services at (512)458-8400, option 6. For more detailed information click here.