When to Refer

Anne E. Ruble, M.D., M.P.H., Vinay Parekh, M.D.


  • This module discusses the times during which a provider should refer a patient to a psychiatrist or other trained mental health professional.
    • See the Psychiatric Providers module for descriptions of the various types of mental health professionals.
  • Please see attached example of a mental health services referral form.

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Last updated: January 9, 2022