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 - 507-255-2910.
Midwest Admission and Transfer Center:
Physicians direct admission/transfer requests to Rochester and Mankato, Minnesota and La Crosse and Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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.
Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During business hours request the doctor of the day. After hours and on weekends, request the on-call physician.
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.
See the list of medical departments and centers at each Mayo Clinic campus.