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    Pregnant with Tricare West, Questions, HELP!

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    I have no idea how the insurance works. And it's so hard to find answers. We have Tricare Prime Remote and we have a primary care doctor. Does my primary care doctor need to refer me to a OB for each appointment? Or? There is a possibility I may need to see another genetic specialist because I'm on upper side of the age bracket. Can my OB refer that? Or do I have to back to my primary doctor again?

    I really have never had insurance that required referrals, so I'm completely lost. Is there anyone with experience is this that can help??

    Thank you!
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    Your primary refers you to OB for pregnancy once and then it covers all pregnancy related appointments. Any specialists you need to see not pregnancy related are referred from pcp in my experience any additional pregnancy related doctors can be referred by your OB. Tri West is also now run by United healthcare which in some places also makes for a pain I have heard but not personal experienced yet.
    Eta: by referral you just tell your PCP I need you to send a referral for x doctor for my pregnancy. And they do it it normally in my experience is rather easy.
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    Great! Thank you so much for the info.
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