Boston adds a doctor referral service
Boston Globe, August 1, 2008
To make it easier to find a doctor in Boston, the city's health department is starting a telephone referral service that will connect residents with primary care physicians who are accepting new patients. The referral service marks the first tangible result from a task force Mayor Thomas Menino convened to explore how primary care services can be improved in the city. Menino formed the panel of specialists after state authorities ruled that pharmacies and other stores can open health clinics inside their shops. The referral service will be available through the mayor's health line.