What is a referral?

Some health workers know lots about  1  part of your body.

Your doctor some times tells you to see other health workers.

They will give you a referral.

A referral is a letter.


It tells health workers what your doctor wants to know.

When you get a referral you can ask

  • Why you need to see the health worker
  • What the health worker will look at
  • How you will pay for it

This is general information. Talk to your doctor for information made for you.