Find a Specialist

Most visits to a specialist require a referral from your primary care physician. Primary care physicians typically refer patients to specialists within their provider group, but will also make referrals to other physicians in your health plan's network.

Find an Atrius Health Specialist

Search for a specialist at one of the Atrius Health medical group locations:

  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
  • Dedham Medical Associates
  • Granite Medical Group
  • Plymouth Medical Group

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Specialist Network

To find a specialist in your network, visit the Blue Cross Blue Shield website. You can search for a specialist by name, specialty, or location. Be sure to discuss your need to see a specialist with your primary care physician prior to making an appointment.

  • HMO, POS, and POS Plus plans - HMO Blue network

POS and POS Plus Members

Harvard University Group Health Plan POS and POS Plus members have the flexibility to self-refer and visit a specialist without an authorized referral from their primary care physician. If you self-refer, you will have higher out-of-pocket costs. Review your Benefit Description for more details.

Specialty Services that Do Not Require a Referral

  • Behavioral Health outpatient office visits
  • Chiropractor
  • Emergency medical care
  • Nutrition counseling
  • OB/GYN
  • Ophthalmologist/Optometrist for routine eye exams only 

Find an HUHS specialist

Search for a specialist at one of the HUHS locations.