To find a genetics professional in your community, you may wish to ask your doctor for a referral. If you have health insurance, you can also contact your insurance company to find a medical geneticist or genetic counselor in your area who participates in your plan.
Several resources for locating a genetics professional in your community are available online:
The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) has a searchable directory of genetics centers in the United States. You can view a list of all clinics or search by clinic name, services provided, city, state, or ZIP code.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors offers a searchable directory of genetic counselors in the United States. You can search by location, name, area of practice/specialization, and/or ZIP Code.
The National Cancer Institute provides a Cancer Genetics Services Directory, which lists professionals who provide services related to cancer genetics. You can search by type of cancer or syndrome, location, and/or provider name.
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