3 Reasons You Could Be Referred To Another Clinic For Tests
When you come in to see one of our friendly doctors, they can perform routine tests like taking your blood pressure or a blood test. But sometimes, more tests could be required to get a good understanding of your condition/potential condition. This could result in a referral to another clinic to get some tests completed. It’s important you know why you’re being referred and what this means for you. First of all, there’s nothing to worry about. It’s quite normal to get referred, so don’t panic. A referral doesn’t mean we’ll never see you again. The referral is just for the tests. In this short article, we’ll be looking at the possible reasons you could be referred to another clinic for your medical tests. And we’ll reveal why we do this.
3 reasons you are being referred for your tests...
We refer patients to our trusted partner clinics/hospitals for more complex diagnostic tests such as:
- MRI Scans
Here are the reasons we do this...
1) Better Equipment
As a relatively small medical centre, we don’t have the space to fit high-tech equipment for all diagnostic tests. Most of these machines are pretty big. But the larger clinics and hospitals we refer you to do have this very expensive high-tech testing equipment. They are better equipped to complete these tests for you. As we don’t have the equipment, referral in these circumstances is the only option.
2) Faster Results
With all that high-tech medical equipment and more staff, your results will come back much faster when we refer you to one of our trusted clinics. And that’s a win for you and a win for us.
3) Specialist attention
Your condition could need the oversight of a specialist in the area to get accurate results. We’ll refer you to a clinic/hospital that has the specialist doctor you need. This way, you get the exact medical attention and tests required for your condition. And this helps us understand the best treatment for you going forward.
Where could you be referred to?
There are two main medical centres that we could refer you to:
- Clínica Creu Blanca
- Clínica Corachan
These clinics have many locations across Barcelona. The one we select for you will depend on the availability of appointments, specialist doctors and the test equipment they have.
What happens when you are referred?
When we refer you, we’ll let you know which clinic and location your tests will be completed in. We’ll arrange the appointment time and date for you. And we'll sort out all the paperwork including any information the testing clinic needs on you. All you have to do is turn up for your appointment and get tested.
But what if they don’t speak English?
Don’t worry about this. You may be tested by a Spanish speaking doctor but they will know enough English to talk you through the test procedure. The test results will be sent back to us and we’ll arrange an appointment (or talk over the phone) about your results. We’ll translate everything for you so you know exactly what the results say and mean.
What about the costs?
When you’re referred to these clinics for tests by us, you’ll receive a better price than if you’d have gone direct. Our partnership guarantees you the best possible price for the tests. And we’ll discuss the costs before arranging the referral too.
That’s one less thing for you to worry about.
Let’s recap the main points from this article...
- A referral to another clinic for medical tests ensures you get the best high-tech equipment, faster results and are seen by a specialist for your condition/potential condition.
- We’ll arrange the referral for you, all you have to do is go to the appointment.
- As your English speaking doctor, we’ll translate the test results for you.
- We’ll get you the best possible price for your medical tests.
Your Next Steps
If you’ve already been referred by us to one of our trusted Clinics, you don’t need to do anything other than turn up for your tests.
After you’ve had your tests, the clinic will send the results over to us and we’ll give them to you in English!
Still got questions about referrals for tests? Call or message us on +34 662 291 191 and one of our friendly team will help you out!