Resources for physicians

The current environment presents many challenges. Mayo Clinic's highest priority is patient and staff safety. We are taking every precaution to manage patient safety to the highest standard through universal masking, enhanced safety protocols, robust screening and COVID-19 testing strategies. Mayo Clinic will continuously evaluate the circumstances at each of our sites and follow federal and state mandates.


Find resources for providers and answers to questions on referrals and testing for COVID-19 on the Medical Professionals Resource Center.

To refer a patient:


Contact the Referring Physician Services at 480-301-6539 or 866-629-6362 (toll-free), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Contact the Referring Physician Services at 904-953-7000 or 800-634-1417 (toll-free), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Contact the Ophthalmology Appointment Office at 507-284-2744 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday. After business hours, contact the Referring Physician Service at 507-538-1515 or 800-533-1564 (toll-free). You can also complete a patient referral form and fax it to 507-538-7355.

To contact the ophthalmologist on call or any other specialty that the referring physician needs, call the Mayo Clinic operator at 507-284-2511.

For urgent or emergency transportation, call Mayo Clinic's emergency communications at 800-237-6822 (toll-free) to request Mayo Clinic ground ambulance, Mayo Clinic air ambulance helicopter or Mayo Clinic air ambulance airplane.

Ophthalmology staff and doctors are happy to work with doctors outside of Mayo Clinic.

Ophthalmology Update

Ophthalmology Update is a three-times-a-year publication with brief educational articles of general interest written by Mayo eye specialists.