A referral is a written authorization
from your Ashe primary care provider (PCP) only provided if deemed medically
necessary. It is granted when specialized care, not found at Ashe, is needed. Students with UC SHIP are required to
obtain a written referral if the case may be. Otherwise, all non-emergency
medical services must be initiated at The Ashe Center. The plan will not pay
for unauthorized incurring expenses outside of The Ashe Center and retroactive
referrals are not granted.