Is it normal for a doctor's office to ask for your social security number when making an appointment?
My primary doctor referred me to a specialist and I called their office to make an appointment. The secretary picked up and asked for general information and then wanted my Social Security Number, so I gave it to her. I told my Mom that they asked for the number and she said it was odd that they did so. Is this normal?
- EdwenaLv 71 month ago
No. The reason that you asked your mom is the same reason they asked for the information. To be sure you are a legal person and not an imposter.
- MurzyLv 71 month ago
Some offices file by your SS number. I would give them the last 4 digits only.
- SandyLv 71 month ago
you didn't have to give it to her. when you get to the appointment, ask her why she wanted to know.