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When to Refer

Anne E. Ruble, M.D., M.P.H., Vinay Parekh, M.D.
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  • 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: September 3, 2017


Ruble, Anne E, and Vinay Parekh. "When to Refer." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787016/all/When_to_Refer.
Ruble AE, Parekh V. When to Refer. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787016/all/When_to_Refer. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Ruble, A. E., & Parekh, V. (2017). When to Refer. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787016/all/When_to_Refer
Ruble AE, Parekh V. When to Refer [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787016/all/When_to_Refer.
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