Procedure for Referral

Beneficiaries in all CGHS cities can get OPD consultations from specialists in any Government Hospital without having to go through a referral process.

Beneficiaries under the age of 75 in all CGHS cities can get OPD consultation from specialists in any of the CGHS empanelled hospitals after being referred by the Wellness Centre’s Medical Officer or CMO In-Charge. The referral is good for one month and three visits to the OPD. The recipient must return to the Wellness Center in question, where the Medical Officer or CMO In-Charge will approve the investigations and issue medicines in accordance with the standards.

Beneficiaries aged 75 and up can use the OPD services at empanelled hospitals without needing a referral from the CGHS Medical Officer for the listed investigations and procedures.