I was supposed to have my 20 wk u/s this afternoon. So excited. Yesterday afternoon, the OB office called and said that the u/s place I was supposed to go called and wante my referral. The receptionist at the OB office asked if I had it, and I said "Yes, I have he paper my OB gave me as my referral to call the u/s place and set up my appt." She told me that wasn't what she meant, but that she needed the referral from my PCP, primary care physician. I do noto have a PCP since we just moved here in February... no one told me I had to have one. NO ONE, either my OB office or the u/s place said I needed it for my insurance to cover the u/s which was supposed to be today. So, I call my insurance company and they said that the place I have my u/s scheduled for is covered under my plan but only if I have a referral from a PCP, not my OB. What the heck? So she said I needed to find a PCP and see if they could put in an order so I could make it to my appt. I call DH and get our log-in info for our insurance and I choose a nearby PCP who is taking new patients. I add her as my PCP and then call their office to see if there is anyway I can get her to put in the order, explaining the mistake. They absolutely refuse, saying they need to see me and and that they probably won't be able to fit me in this week. We are gone out of town for a week and then my mom is visiting for a few days after that. So it may be almost 2 weeks before I can be seen. And then it takes 7-10 days to get the referral put in and then it may take 2 weeks to get an appt. at the place I have one scheduled with for this afternoon, but need to call and cancel... even though my insurance works with them and will cover the u/s, but only if I have a referral from the PCP. I was so upset last night. I'm still frustrated this morning... but, I'm going to get off here, get the kids dressed, and make some phone calls to see if I can figure anything else out. Don't know when we will get to meet this baby now. I even had a babysitter lined up and we were going out to dinner to celebrate after the u/s today... now everything is cancelled.