Resources For Physicians

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Referring a Patient

Outpatients

  • Ophthalmology Appointment Office
    507-284-2744

    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday
    Direct line to the appointment secretaries within the Ophthalmology Department

  • Referring Physicians Service
    800-533-1564
    (toll-free)
    24 hours per day, 7 days per week
    Answering service will record information. Appointment secretaries will call physician (or physician's office) back between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central time.

Inpatients

  • Ophthalmology Appointment Office
    507-284-2744

    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday
    Direct line to Ophthalmology appointment secretaries who will connect the referring physician with the ophthalmologist on-call to arrange hospital transfer.

  • Mayo Clinic Operator
    507-284-2511

    During working hours, the operator can contact the ophthalmologist on-call or any other specialty that the referring physician needs. In emergency situations during off-hours, the clinic operator will assist in dealing with the situation.

Urgent/emergency transportation
24 hours day/7 days a week

  • Call the Mayo Emergency Communications Center at 800-237-6822 to request Gold Cross (ground ambulance), Mayo One (helicopter ambulance), or Mayo MedAir (fixed-wing air ambulance).

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