echs referral documents

Documents for ECHS Referral to Pvt Hospitals : Keep Ready for Emergencies

Referral to Empanelled Hospital by ECHS Polyclinic need following documents and procedures. For an emergency we must keep these documents always ready.

(a) Patient will be referred to an empanelled facility if the required facility/ beds are not available in the Service Hospital. ECHS member will be referred to the empanelled facility of his choice.

(b) A single referral for treatment in the empanelled hospital will be valid for 30 days. Referral for the cases of Cancer will be valid for a period of three months.

(c) Patient can be referred for indoor treatment, Investigation, day care and consultation in empanelled hospital, if required facility is not available in the service hosp.

(d) ECHS smart card with photocopy and referral from will be produced at the hospital reception for availing of the treatment.

(e) In case of a direct emergency admission in an empanelled hospital, referral must be obtained within 48hr from the Polyclinic.

(f) Any payment made by an individual to an Empanelled Hospital in violation to ECHS policy, cannot be reimbursed to the individual by the ECHS. Under no circumstances, the payment to the empanelled facility will be done by an ECHS member.

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