Mayo Clinic physicians are committed to collaborating with referring physicians. Telephone consultations and referrals may be arranged by contacting the Referring Physician Service.

To refer a patient:

Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

Call 866-629-6362 (toll-free) or 480-301-7085. From outside the U.S.: 480-301-6539.

Jacksonville, Florida

Call 800-634-1417 (toll-free) or 904-953-0321. From outside the U.S.: 904-953-7000.

Rochester, Minnesota

Call 507-255-5591, 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. In addition, the center can dispatch a 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 staff in the United States. Visit the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 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 Arizona and Florida, these departments train emergency medicine residents from Mayo Clinic and non-Mayo Clinic programs through a visiting resident program. In Minnesota, the Department of Emergency Medicine offers:

Continuing medical education courses

Mayo Clinic offers continuous professional development courses in a learner-centered interactive format. Mayo Clinic courses are delivered by faculty who are renowned in their field and passionate about education. Participation in Mayo Clinic continuous professional development courses offers timely evidence-based practices that can be implemented immediately.

Aug. 25, 2022