Referrals and Testing

Find answers to your questions about testing and referrals to specialty care.

Test Results

Your Primary Care Provider (PCP) may recommend follow-up tests. You may be referred for:

  • Blood work and/or other tests at a laboratory
  • X-rays or imaging services
  • Tests or follow-up at an outside provider

Before you use an outside service, make sure that it is covered by your insurance. We will notify you of abnormal results and let you know if you need to schedule a follow-up appointment with your Primary Care Provider. You may also view all of your lab results through our online Patient Portal.

Referrals to Specialty Providers

Unity Care NW can manage your care best when your referrals to specialty providers are made by your PCP. If any services provided by a specialist are not covered by your insurance, you will be responsible for those costs. Unity Care NW will not be able to assist you with payment of those charges.

In addition, your insurance may require you to get approval before they will pay for the specialist. Unity Care NW referral staff can contact your insurance company for you and help you with this.

For uninsured patients, Unity Care NW may be able to arrange discounts for lab work and specialty consultations, including diagnostic radiology. To receive discounts for these services, you must be eligible and apply for Unity Care NW’s Sliding Fee Discount Program.