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.
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:
Contact the Referring Provider Office at 866-629-6362 (toll-free) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Contact the Referring Provider Office at 800-634-1417 (toll-free) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Contact the Department of Thoracic Surgery Appointment Office at 507-284-2808 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday. After business hours, contact the Referring Physician Service at 800-533-1564 (toll-free).
Mayo Clinic chest surgeons are happy to discuss possible referrals with physicians and their staffs outside of Mayo Clinic. A physician may call 866-498-6462, toll-free, to speak directly with a chest surgeon for specific questions or to discuss a patient's history before making a referral.
Mayo Clinic providers generally can see most patients within two weeks after an appointment request. Patients with urgent issues can usually be seen within 24 hours after their requests. In emergencies, patients are directly transferred to inpatient hospital care.
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Aug. 10, 2018