Some services or specialist referrals may not be covered by your health plan. If you want a referral to a certain specialist, please make sure that specialist is an “in network” provider for your particular health plan. Referral for specialists that are affiliated with Melrose Wakefield Hospital are in general much easier to get approved. Referrals for specialists that are not affiliated with Melrose Wakefield Hospital have to be approved by the medical director. This process can take up to 10 days and the medical director may deny your referral.

If the specialist you choose is not covered by your health plan you will be responsible for payment of the bill in full.

To obtain a referral please call the hospital referral line at 781-338-7100 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.