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Urgent Care Update: Seattle Children's Providers Are Now Able to Refer Patients Directly to Specialists

October 5, 2022

Effective September 1, 2022, Seattle Children’s Urgent Care clinics can refer to Seattle Children’s specialists directly. Referrals may be placed without consulting with the specialist team. Urgent Care providers may still send patients back to a PCP for a referral at their discretion. PCPs will be notified when their patient is referred to a specialist through our standard after-visit summary.

We made this change to help improve patient access, decrease work for PCPs, prevent unnecessary emergency department visits and eliminate delayed care.

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