As one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and a regional resource for practicing physicians, UW Medicine offers a wide range of specialty services. UW Medicine has almost 200 primary and specialty clinics and services located throughout the Puget Sound area. To learn more about the services we offer, please visit our
clinic search page.
How to Refer a Patient
To speak to someone in person about a referral, call the UW Medicine Contact Center at 1-877-520-5000 or 206-520-5000.
For online referrals, use the
Provider Referral Form.
By mail or fax
To refer by mail or fax, print out and send the
Referral Request (PDF).
To refer a patient to a specific cancer clinic, please consult our
cancer referral contact list.
Access to medical records for referring physicians
U-Link is a secure web portal that allows referring physicians, other licensed referring healthcare practitioners and their support staff to access the electronic medical records of the patients they refer to us. U-Link provides access to the records of patients at UW Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC) and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).
U-Link allows providers to view the same records to which UW Medicine medical providers and medical staff have access, including:
- Lab results
- Dictated notes and transcripts
- Radiology reports and images
- Pathology reports
- Medication lists
Referring providers may print or copy portions of the record as needed. U-Link is offered free of charge.
Around-the-clock medical consultation
Medcon is a toll-free consultation and referral service of the UW School of Medicine and its academic medical centers, Harborview Medical Center and UW Medical Center.
As a major resource for education, medical discovery and patient care, UW School of Medicine places particular importance on its communication with practicing physicians. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A Medcon consultation coordinator will connect you with the appropriate expert.
Call toll free 800.326.5300 or email
For more information
For more information on how to refer a patient to Harborview Medical Center clinics or services, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on how to refer a patient to UW Medical Center clinics or services, contact the
UW Medical Center Physician Liaison Program at 206.598.5693.