Scheduling an Appointments & What to Bring
We ask that all cancellations be made at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.
This will allow us to give another patient the opportunity to be seen.
To schedule an appointment please call your physician’s appointment number or our Direct Scheduling Line at 713.489.1741.
We want our patients to see their physicians as soon as possible. Our office are open between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For your convenience, we offer evening hours and Saturday appointments.
Learn more about our specialties and services and read our physicians profiles to find the right doctor for you. For help selecting a physician, call our Patient Information Line at 713.489.1741, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Need to see a specialist?
While Texas Regional Clinic does not require a referral to see our specialty physicians, many health plans do. Please read about requesting a referral.
Please have the following information ready when scheduling your appointment:
- Patient’s full name (including middle initial)
- Date of birth
- Current address & phone number
- Current insurance information
- Physician’s name with whom you would like to schedule an appointment
- Purpose of the appointment
While Texas Regional Clinic does not require a referral from a primary care provider for specialty care, many health plans do.
Follow the steps below when requesting a referral:
1. Visit Your Primary Care Physician
Your primary care physician will evaluate your concern and, if necessary, make a referral to a specialist. If your health plan requires you to see someone from a list of preferred specialists, please bring that information with you to your appointment.
2. Verify Your Insurance and Referral Information
Contact your insurance company for referral requirements. Check that the physician you have been referred to is a preferred provider and that your visit will be covered. Provide our office with the proper insurance information so we can promptly send your referral request to the correct plan.
3. Make an Appointment with the Specialist
Once your health plan has approved the referral, you may call and make your appointment with the specialist. In some cases, the referring doctor may book the first appointment for you. Please verify that any pertinent medical records have been sent to the specialist prior to your appointment.
On your first visit to Texas Regional Clinic, please arrive 15 minutes early and bring:
- Your insurance card and/or coupon
- Photo identification
- Your co-payment or deposit (See billing and insurance for more details.)
- Your referral (if required)