Counseling is imperative in providing the highest standard of care for patients receiving genetic information. Some genetic tests require specialized knowledge that certain physicians and counselors can provide. Genection provides physicians access to genetic counselors free of charge. Genetic counselors are also available for patients, and when prescribed by a physician based on the patients' needs, this is usually covered by most insurance plans. All of our counselors are board certified and have a minimum of three years clinical experience. The links below can assist patients in finding additional information about genetic counselors and other providers who can meet their needs.
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) provides a database of genetic clinics as a service for individuals who wish to locate a genetic clinic in their area. Genetic clinics listed in this database have requested to be listed and have stated that they meet certain objective requirements.
A voluntary listing of US and international genetic clinics provided by GeneTests, through the University of Washington, Seattle. The genetic clinics listed provide genetic evaluation and genetic counseling including adult genetics, cancer genetic counseling/risk assessment, pediatric genetics, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, prenatal diagnosis, and/or telemedicine.
National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) directory of genetic counselors. Counselors that are members of NSGC are listed in this directory.
NIH National Cancer Institute list of professionals who provide services related to cancer genetics. A list of professionals who provide services related to cancer genetics including cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, genetic susceptibility testing, and more. Professionals listed in this directory must apply and meet certain criteria.
The American Board of Medical Genetics provides a list of board-certified geneticists. Certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) requires a successful completion of the ABMG Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Professionals must renew their certification every ten years unless they were certified prior to 1993.
American Board of Genetic Counselors directory of board-certified genetic counselors.