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My name is Cherry Bonnichsen and I am the Referral and Prior Authorization Coordinator. I will be the liaison between you and the Medical Specialist that your SHS Primary Care Clinician has referred you to.
I will be working closely with your insurance and the specialist to make sure that any required authorizations are taken care of before the referral is placed.
I will keep you updated as new information about your referral is available. Our conversations will be through the Student Health Services secure patient portal or through encrypted emails to your OSU email account. If you do not know how to access your patient portal, review the instructions here.
If you ever have any questions or concerns about your referral please let me know how I can help.
Are you are interested in pursuing specialist* care beyond the health care services available at OSU Student Health Services? While your insurance may not require a referral for coverage or reimbursement, many specialist offices may ask for a referral in order to schedule an appointment for you.
We are happy to assist with a referral to a community provider. Please contact SHS main line at 541-737-9355 (541-737-WELL) to schedule a visit (telehealth or in-person) with one of our providers to discuss your care and a referral.
*Psychiatry, rheumatology, dermatology, sports medicine, MRI, etc.
Things we need you to do for Prior Authorizations:
Things we need you to do if you want your referral to go to someone outside of the Corvallis area: