St. Mary High Desert Medical Group prides itself in processing your referrals
to specialist in a fast, accurate and expedited manner. If you and your
provider have agreed that you should see a specialist for consultation
or treatment, your physician will electronically submit the referral request
to our Referrals Department. On average, our referrals are completed within
5 working days, with the exception of "STAT" requests within
24 hours, and "urgent" situations are processed within 72 hours.
Our Utilization Management (UM) staff are available Monday-Friday during
normal business hours to accept collect calls regarding any UM issues.
They can be reached at (760) 669-3051.