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.

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.

You will need to be able to tell the person helping you about your medical problem(s).

Primary medical problem

Your primary medical problem is the one most urgent and important problem. It is the major reason for the current appointment. If only one problem can be handled during this visit to Mayo Clinic, the primary problem is the one to address.

Other medical conditions

Be prepared to list any other medical problems past or current.

Prior medical evaluations

You may be asked about recent examinations or tests. There are times when you will be asked to fax or mail information before an appointment can be made. This information helps decide the best type of appointment for your situation.