Refer a Patient

Patients may be self-referred or referred by a health care provider to the Division of Medical Genetics. Appointments can be requested online or by calling 800.789.PENN (7366). Physician offices can also refer a patient using our online referral request form.

Our staff will learn about the reasons for referral, family history, medical history, and what testing has already been performed. Medical records and test results are reviewed before the patient’s first visit. Based on a review of records, additional consultations or tests may be required.

Patient visits to the Division of Medical Genetics include a review of medical and family histories and a physical examination. There is a discussion of the inherited condition, benefits and limitations of genetic testing, and management and/or treatment recommendations. All patients are seen by a board certified clinical geneticist and a board certified genetic counselor. Patients may also be seen by a medical student, genetic counseling student or genetics fellow. Following the appointment, patients and their health care providers are sent a letter summarizing the visit and recommendations.

To make a referral to the Division of Medical Genetics, please call 800.789.PENN (7366) or complete our online referral request form.