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Referrals by phone

Call the UW Medicine Contact Center at 206.520.5000 or 877.520.5000 (toll-free), Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. For emergencies, call 911. (Do not use our referral options.)

Referrals online

Refer a patient online using the UW Medicine Web form.

Referrals by fax

Some services cannot be scheduled by calling the contact center phone and cannot be referred using the generic phone and online referral form. These services include:

  • Heart Institute
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Kidney care and transplant services
  • Liver 
  • Obstetrics
  • Pituitary
  • Pain Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Transplant

To refer a patient for one of the above services, please use the paper UW Medicine Referral Request Form, and fax it to the appropriate contact detailed in the accordion below.

Patient needs immediate transfer

Call the Transfer Center at 888.731.4791 (toll-free), 24 hours a day.

Access a specialist

Call Medcon at 800.326.5300 (toll-free), 24 hours a day, or email.

For emergencies, call 911. (Do not use our online form or other referral options.)

Northwest Hospital / UW Medical Center Integration Information for Physicians



Northwest Hospital will become one of the two campuses of UW Medical Center. The two-campus hospital will operate under a single hospital license — University of Washington Medical Center — and the unified hospital will be financially, clinically and administratively integrated.


Operating under one license will improve access for patients, better align and standardize our clinical services and reduce administrative complexity. Combining the two hospitals will position both hospitals for long-term success and enable UW Medicine to better accomplish our mission in the region.


The majority of the providers who presently practice at Northwest Hospital have become members of University of Washington Physicians (UWP). This means that you will be working with many of your same provider colleagues. 

We will now have a single medical staff across the two campuses; however, we will maintain the open medical staff model on the UW Medical Center – Northwest campus.


All staff will become Washington state employees. There will be new signage on the UW Medical Center – Northwest campus. Changes will begin in mid-December, and we will continue to integrate and make changes throughout the coming year.


Please continue to transfer or refer patients as you have in the past using the UW Medicine Contact Center at 206.520.5500 or UW Medicine Transfer Center at 888.731.4791.The same number will apply to both campuses.


As a second campus of University of Washington Medical Center, the Northwest campus will use the Tax ID and NPI numbers that have always been associated with UW Medical Center. 


Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Northwest Hospital will be called UW Medical Center – Northwest, and the original UW Medical Center location will be called UW Medical Center – Montlake. Northwest Hospital’s main campus as a whole, as well as the 11 acres adjacent to the I-5 freeway, will be called UW Medicine – Northwest Campus.


Cindy Hecker currently serves as executive director of both UW Medical Center and Northwest Hospital. Geoff Austin serves as chief operating officer for both hospitals. As of Jan. 1, 2020, Hecker and Austin will continue in these roles over the unified UW Medical Center.


For many years Northwest Hospital has had some residents who are in various levels of training. The Montlake campus of UW Medical Center will remain the primary teaching campus.


Any physician who transfers a patient from UW Medical Center – Northwest to the Montlake campus will be able to see that patient and access their medical record. They will coordinate care with UW Medical Center – Montlake physicians and staff. 


In preparation for the integration, UW Medical Center worked with insurance carriers to transfer coverage from Northwest Hospital to UW Medical Center. Patients should experience no problems; however, if you or your patient has questions, please contact UW Medical Center’s billing and insurance office at 206.598.1950. They can review coverage to ensure a seamless transition for Jan. 1, 2020.

Additional contact information by specialty:


To refer patients to all Heart Institute clinical services and locations, please call 866.894.3278.

Referrals can be sent via fax using the UW Medicine Referral Request Form or directly online using the UW Medicine Web form. If referring for Structural Heart Services, use this service-specific form.

For more information, view our fact sheet for referring providers, or contact the Heart Institute physician liaison at uwheart@uw.edu or 206.598.3473.

Patients who are requesting appointments or self-referrals may call 206.598.4300.

Or you may dial one of the following locations directly:

UW Medical Center Cardiology
Referrals: 206.598.0190, Fax: 206.598.1451

Eastside Specialty Center Cardiology
Referrals: 425.646.7777, Fax: 206.520.2299

RHC-Edmonds Cardiology
Referrals: 425.774.8251, Fax: 425.775.1063

Harborview Medical Center Cardiology
Referrals: 206.520.5000, Fax: 206.744.8527

 

Direct contact information below for sub-specialty services:

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Phone: 206.598.3734; Fax: 206.598.7451

Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Phone: 206.598.8069; Fax 206.598.7451

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Phone: 206.598.3636; Fax: 206.598.2414

Complex Coronary Artery Disease Program
Phone: 206.598.7126; Fax: 206.598.3037

Electrophysiology Services
Phone: 206.598.8069; Fax 206.598.7451

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program and Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic
Phone: 206.598.8069; Fax 206.598.7451

Interventional Cardiology Services
Phone: 206.598.8069; Fax 206.598.7451

Structural Heart Services (TAVR and other valve disorders, LAA closures, etc.)
Phone: 206.598.8258; Fax: 206.598.3037


To evaluate your patient as a candidate for kidney transplantation, please provide the information and records faxed to UWMC Transplant Services:

  • Patient Demographics (Name, DOB, Contact information)
  • Referring Physician Name and NPI number
  • Patient H&P
  • Cardiac Testing (if available)
  • Recent Labs
  • Patient Insurance information (Insurer, Group #, ID #)
  • For dialysis patients, please include Medicare form 2728 (if available)

Download a copy of the Kidney Care referral form​​. 

Once we receive this information, our Patient Intake Coordinator will contact your patient. After we register your patient, you will be notified that the pre-transplant process has begun. 

Please feel free to call if you have any questions about the status of your patient’s referral.

Phone
206.598.3882

Fax
206.598.7176

Address
1959 NE Pacific Street 
Box 356174, Room EE404 
Seattle, WA 98195-6174


To have your patient evaluated for our Hepatitis C Clinic, Hepatology Clinic or Liver Transplant Clinic, download and complete the Liver Care Line Consultation Request form and fax it to 206.598.4287. If you have any questions about the program or want to schedule an appointment, call 206.598.4973.

 


To refer a patient to Harborview's Medical Respite Program (Edward Thomas House Medical Respite), please call the Screener directly at 206.744.5277. If your referral meets eligibility criteria, you will be directed to complete a Respite Referral Form and fax it to the screener at 206.744.5233. If you are referring from an inpatient unit, use the Inpatient to Respite Referral Checklist to gather and fax information required for a complete referral.

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To refer high-risk obstetrics patients to the Maternal and Infant Care Clinic at UW Medical Center:

Call 206.598.4072 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m), or complete the UW Medicine referral form and fax it to 206.598.2359.

To refer patients to the Family Planning Clinic at UWMC-Roosevelt:

Call 206.598.5500, or complete the UW Medicine referral form and fax it to 206.598.8722.

The Family Planning Clinic provides comprehensive birth control and pregnancy termination services. Contact the Women's Health Care Center Referral Coordinator, Debra Young, at 206.598.7743 or by fax at 206.598.6048 for more information or assistance.

To transfer a patient, or for other urgent and after-hours requests:

Call Medcon at 800.326.5300 and ask for the MICC doctor or perinatologist on call. Please fax your transfer patient’s records to UWMC Labor and Delivery at 206.598.7664.

For more information about Perinatal Services patient referrals:

Please contact physician liaison Enedina Dumas at 206.598.1944 or edumas@uw.edu.

To contact the Prenatal Diagnosis, Perinatal Genetics and Fetal Therapy Program:

Call 206.598.8130 from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you need assistance after hours or on the weekend or holidays, please call Medcon at 800.326.5300 and ask for the MICC doctor on call.


To refer a patient to the University of Washington's Northwest Center for Oral and Facial Surgery clinic, please complete the UW Medicine Referral Request Form and fax it to 206.616.7251.


For questions about referring your patient, please contact Drs. Ferreira, Failor or De Santis at 206.744.9300. The Neurological Surgery Clinic fax number is 206.744.9943.


For radiology orders, please call 206.598.5800.

UW Medical Center, Roosevelt & Eastside Specialty Center radiology scheduling: 
Phone: 206.598.7200 Fax: 206.597.4004
Call: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. for radiology appointments*, and please have your referral form or imaging order faxed prior to calling. 

Harborview Medical Center radiology scheduling: 
Phone: 206.744.3105 Fax: 206.598.7690
Call 6 a.m.-6 p.m. for radiology appointments*, and please have your referral form or imaging order faxed prior to calling. 

Northwest Hospital radiology scheduling:
Phone: 206.668.2778 Fax: 206.668.6160
Call 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. for radiology appointments*, and please have your referral form or imaging order faxed prior to calling.

Referring providers, please call the radiology consultant phone line at 206.598.0101 with any questions.

*To schedule a mammogram, please call Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at 206.606.7800 or Seattle Breast Center at 206.668.1749.

Harborview referral form

UWMC referral form

NWH referral form


Healthcare professionals making a referral should fax a UW Medicine referral request directly to the individual desired clinic location for initial review. To refer a patient, use the UW Medicine referral form. To find fax information for individual clinics, please visit the Find a Location page


Direct contacts for transplant by organ.