Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Arizona

Doctors trained in cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular and thoracic surgery care for people who have ventricular assist devices at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Staff in the Heart Failure Clinic treat people who have heart failure.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 800-446-2279 (toll-free) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Florida

Doctors trained in cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular and thoracic surgery care for people who have ventricular assist devices at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Staff in the Heart Failure Clinic treats people who have heart failure.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 904-953-0853 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Minnesota

Doctors trained in cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular surgery care for people who have ventricular assist devices at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Staff in the Heart Failure Clinic treats people who have congestive heart failure. Staff in the Advanced Heart Failure Clinic provides surgical treatment of advanced heart failure.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 507-538-3270 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Children

In some instances, older children may be candidates for ventricular assist device implantation. Researchers continue to study smaller VAD devices for younger children. Specialists trained in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery care for children who have heart disease at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Children who have heart disease receive care at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

For appointments or more information, call the Central Appointment Office at 507-538-3270 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday or complete an online appointment request form.

Becoming a Patient

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

Mar. 13, 2012