Making a Referral to UW Medicine

​​​​​​​​​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

In person​

T​o speak to someone in person about ​a referral, call the ​UW Medicine ​​Contact Center at 1-877-520-5000 or 206-520-5000.

​​Online​

For online referrals, use the Provider Referral Form.​

By mail or fax​​

To refer by mail or fax, p​​​​rint out and send the Referral Request (PDF).

Cancer r​eferrals​

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 medcon@uw.edu​

UW Medicine physicians  

For more information​​

For more ​information on how to refer a patient to Harborview Medical Center clinics or services, e-mail hclinics@u.washington.edu. 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.​

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