Loma Linda University Workers' Compensation Center serves as a major hub for healthcare and workers compensation across the region. We act as your dedicated resource, whether you’re a patient, case manager, insurance adjuster, attorney, or medical provider.

Our center focuses on improving the care of injured workers through effective communication with referring physicians, insurance carriers, and adjusters. We want to ensure a smooth and efficient process for obtaining pre-authorization for various treatments, including diagnostic testing and procedures.

For availability in our various specialty departments or if you need any other information, please call us at 800-679-4642.


How to Submit a Referral

To make a new referral for a patient, please fax or email the following documents:

  • Authorization
  • Demographics
  • Medical records
  • MPN


  • Physician referrals / correspondence: 909-651-5484
  • Diagnostic / ancillary referrals only: 909-558-0455

Email: workcompcenter@llu.edu


Specialty Departments

Our specialty departments include:

  • Allergy
  • Audiology
  • Bariatric
  • Cancer
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Osteoporosis
  • Outpatient Behavioral Medicine Center
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine/Lab
  • Toxicology
  • Vascular Surgery

Our Services

We take pride in delivering exceptional customer service to both patients and referring physicians throughout the entire referral and pre-authorization process. Our specialists have extensive experience with the California workers’ compensation system, offering a more seamless patient experience while efficiently managing the administrative aspects of medical care. We provide comprehensive services, including:

  • Referral handling: We have many years of experience managing referrals. We collaborate with relevant departments or specialists to make the entire process seamless within the healthcare facility.
  • Collaboration with referring physicians: Our team works closely with referring physician offices to ensure accurate and timely completion of the referral process.
  • Pre-authorization with insurance carriers: Our experienced staff carefully analyzes necessary information and works with insurance carriers and service contacts to complete pre-authorizations efficiently.
  • Support for patients: We're here for our patients, addressing questions and concerns and providing compassionate guidance through the healthcare system.
  • Support for insurance adjusters and case workers: We also handle inquiries from insurance adjusters, case workers, utilization review (UR) physicians, and providers. When needed, we’ll connect you with the necessary parties within the system.

Our Staff

  • Akbar Sharip, MD, Medical Director
  • David Phillips, MHA, Interim Director
  • Linda Parra, Manager / Work Comp Specialist
  • Nickie Garcia, Work Comp Specialist
  • Nancy Fernandez, Work Comp Specialist
  • Jennifer Trevino, Work Compensation Coordinator
  • Anita Navarro, Authorizations Coordinator
  • Jennifer Jackson, Authorizations Coordinator
  • Rosalind Sanchez, Authorizations Coordinator

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