For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at:


7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday

Scheduling an appointment

You may make an appointment at Mayo Clinic in several ways:

  • Ask your local physician to refer you and arrange the appointment.
    A physician referral is the most efficient way to get an appointment.
  • Patients who already have a Mayo physician may contact the physician's appointment office directly.
  • Complete an online appointment request form.

Patients from outside the United States

Patients from outside the United States should contact the International Appointment Office at:
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday or request an appointment using our online form.

Learn more about services offered to international patients.

Frequent questions

How soon are appointments available?
Appointments at Mayo Clinic are prioritized by medical necessity. Availability depends on the nature and urgency of the medical problem and whether Mayo Clinic has the services available to address the medical problem appropriately (as determined by a Mayo physician). Mayo makes every effort to offer timely appointments for urgent problems.

Can I get into Mayo Clinic without an appointment?
Mayo Clinic in Rochester accepts "walk-in" patients. This method, however, is not encouraged, and you should be prepared to wait several days to a week or longer, depending on appointment cancellations and others waiting for an appointment. Waiting times tend to be shorter in winter.

Specialty Groups

The Division of General Internal Medicine includes outpatient and inpatient practices and clinics. Practices provide care to specific groups of people, and clinics provide services to people with specific needs.

The Division of General Internal Medicine has several clinics and practices, including:

Becoming a Patient

See information on patient services at the three Mayo Clinic locations, including transportation options and lodging.