Resources for physicians

By Mayo Clinic Staff

To refer a patient:



An answering service records messages 24 hours a day. An appointment specialist will call a physician (or physician's office) back between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mountain Standard Time.

866-629-6362 (toll-free)

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, Monday through Friday



8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday



Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Referring physicians into the Minnesota campus should ask to speak with the emergency department phone referral nurse. The nurse will obtain information about the patient and the request for transfer. The nurse will then contact the appropriate Mayo physician or their designee to facilitate a discussion with the referring physician to evaluate the transfer request and the mode of transportation.

Specialty transport in Minnesota

Specialty transport services are offered to Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus.

Rochester, Minnesota, campus

Mayo Clinic Emergency Communications


800-237-6822 (toll-free)

A direct line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Mayo Clinic’s emergency communications. The center can connect the referring physician to a Mayo emergency department staff physician, and can dispatch Mayo Clinic ground ambulance, air ambulance helicopter or air ambulance airplane fixed wing air ambulance as needed. Specialized transport teams also can be requested.

Medical education

Mayo Clinic is one of the largest contributors to the education and training of physicians and allied health providers in the United States. Visit the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine website for information about all of Mayo Clinic's educational programs.

The departments of Emergency Medicine in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota all participate in educational activities. These activities include teaching medical school students and supporting clinical education rotation experiences of allied health staff from disciplines such as nursing, respiratory therapy and physician assistant programs.

In Minnesota, the Department of Emergency Medicine offers an Emergency Medicine Residency Program through the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, Minnesota.

In Arizona and Florida, these departments train emergency medicine residents from Mayo Clinic and non-Mayo Clinic programs through a visiting resident program.

Continuing medical education courses

View a list of courses in emergency medicine in the Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development.

Undifferentiated psychomotor agitation care pathway

This guide is intended for the initial, short-term management of agitated and violent patients who are undifferentiated and require sedation in order to complete an assessment. Please note this is not definitive management. There are many behavioral, psychiatric, toxic and medical causes of agitation. Definitive treatment of the underlying cause is key to optimal care and patient safety. Read Undifferentiated Psychomotor Agitation Care Pathway (PDF)

Child physical abuse recognition and evaluation

This guide is to help identify children with clinical findings that raise concern for child physical abuse and to outline an appropriate evaluation of those findings. Read Child Physical Abuse Recognition and Evaluation (PDF).