Resources for Physicians

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Referring a patient

Call the Referring Physician Service
800-533-1564 (toll-free)
24 hours a day, seven days a week
A general surgeon is available to discuss possible referrals.

Referring a patient to the Emergency Department

24 hours a day, seven days a week
Physicians should ask to speak with the Emergency Department phone referral nurse. The nurse will obtain information about the request for transfer and facilitate a discussion between the referring physician and the appropriate Mayo physician.

Specialty transport

Mayo Emergency Communications Center
24 hours a day, seven days a week
The center can connect the referring physician to an Emergency Department staff physician and can dispatch Gold Cross (ground ambulance), Mayo One (helicopter ambulance) or Mayo One Airplane (fixed wing air ambulance), as needed. Specialized transport teams can also be requested.


Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Continuing education

Emergency medical practitioners can participate in the following trauma and critical care support courses conducted at the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn.:

Trauma Center Practice Management Guidelines