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 Emergency Communication Center


800-237-6822 (toll-free)

A direct line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the Mayo Emergency Communications Center. The center can connect the referring physician to a Mayo emergency department staff physician, and can dispatch ground ambulance (Gold Cross), helicopter ambulance (Mayo One) or fixed wing air ambulance (Mayo Air) 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.