Refer a patient

Aug. 18, 2021

These phone numbers will connect you directly with an appointment coordinator in Referring Physician Services at the respective Mayo Clinic campus. Patient appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time at each campus. Consultations with Mayo physicians also are available during these hours.

For fax requests, download a referral form. Fill it out on your computer, then print and fax it to the appropriate campus. You'll receive a response to your fax request within three days.

Mayo Clinic, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Mayo Clinic CareLink (referring physician portal)

We have a secure online referral service to help you refer patients to Mayo Clinic and view their clinical results, including:

  • Clinical notes
  • Discharge notes
  • Patient itinerary
  • Radiology and pathology reports
  • Test results
  • Surgical summaries
  • Visit summaries

Requesting a referral

We will need this patient information to schedule an appointment:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Mayo Clinic registration number, if a previous patient
  • Type of insurance, such as HMO, workers' compensation, medical assistance
  • Nature of medical issue

We also need to know:

  • Your referring physician National Provider Identifier (NPI) number
  • Services you would like Mayo Clinic to provide

Patients with urgent medical or surgical needs are given priority in the appointment system. Appointments for non-urgent medical issues are scheduled several days to several weeks in advance. In general, pediatric services are offered only at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Once your patient has been seen at Mayo Clinic, you will receive the following:

  • Medical records and Summary reports
  • You will receive your patient's Mayo Clinic medical records in a timely manner once he or she is seen. Users of CareLink, our referring physician portal, will have immediate access to their patients' records and will not receive mailed or faxed reports. Our physicians will provide a summary of diagnostic reports and treatments to you as soon as it becomes available. Mayo encourages referring physicians to register for a portal account. Records will be sent via mail or fax for those providers who do not use the portal.

Hospital admissions and transfers

Experienced nursing staff is available 24/7 to coordinate direct admission, emergency department evaluation or inpatient consultation for your patients at any Mayo Clinic Hospital location. Additionally, safe transport using Mayo Clinic Medical Transport can be coordinated for airplane, helicopter and ground transportation through the same phone call.

Why refer to Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic respects the relationships you have with your patients and is committed to open communication and prompt follow-up after your patient is seen.

We recognize that your patient looks to you as his or her primary provider — and we expect to entrust your patient back to your ongoing care after being seen at Mayo Clinic. Mayo sees patients from all walks of life and is an in-network provider for millions of people. To refer a patient, you don't need to know a Mayo Clinic staff member or have a previous relationship with us. Let us collaborate with you to provide the highest quality patient care.

Quality and expertise. Mayo Clinic is continually developing new diagnosis and treatment techniques and refining and improving existing ones. Mayo Clinic has tertiary and quaternary expertise found in few other medical centers, including novel treatment options and clinical trials.

Collaboration. Working together with medical professionals in the community and around the world has been part of Mayo's culture since our founding over 150 years ago. Let us collaborate with you to provide the highest quality patient care..

Ease. Click, call or fax — we offer several ways to refer patients, all streamlined to save time for you and your colleagues. Use Mayo Clinic CareLink when it's convenient for you to view patient appointment times and subsequent clinical notes and test results.

Locations. We have major campuses in three regions of the U.S. — Rochester, Minnesota; Jacksonville, Florida; and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona — as well as Mayo Clinic Health System locations that serve more than 60 communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. This offers your patients multiple ways to access Mayo Clinic, no matter where they live.

Telephone consults with Mayo Clinic physicians

Physicians in most medical and surgical specialties are available for urgent consultations. Call the Mayo Clinic operator to arrange.

See the list of medical departments and centers at each Mayo Clinic campus.