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Physician Referrals

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.

Primary and Specialty Clinics and Services

UW Medicine has almost 200 primary and specialty clinics and services located throughout the Puget Sound area. To find out what services we offer, please go to our clinic search page.

How to Refer a Patient

To speak to someone in person about a referral to Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center or any of our clinics or services, please call the UW Medicine Contact Center at 1-877-520-5000 or 206-520-5000. For online referrals, use the Provider Referral Form.​ To refer by fax, print out and send the Referral Request (PDF) to the clinic fax number. To find the clinic fax number, search for the clinic from our Search Locations page.

Our Experts and Specialties

The UW Medicine Clinical Referral Directory is the most current listing of specialties and contact information for UW Medicine faculty clinicians. Use this directory, which is restricted to viewing by physicians and other healthcare providers, to contact a UW medical expert for a consultation or to refer your patient.

Medcon Consultation

When you need to confirm a diagnosis, consult with a specialist or refer your patient for advanced care, call Medcon, a 24/7, toll-free service of the UW School of Medicine and its academic medical centers. Operators will connect you with the appropriate faculty physician for a consult and/or to refer an elective patient to any of UW Medicine’s medical centers.
Phone: 800.326.5300 | Em​ailmedcon@washington.edu 

Our services facilitate continuum of care

U-Link is a free service that allows health-care professionals providing direct care to follow their patients’ progress by accessing the electronic medical records for patients at Harborview, UW Medical Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

U-Link allows providers to access:

  • Lab results
  • Dictated notes and transcripts
  • Radiology reports and images
  • Pathology reports
  • Medication lists

Providers can print or copy portions of the record as needed.

For information on how to refer a patient to UW Medical Center clinic or service, contact the UW Medical Center Physician Liaison Program at 206.598.5693.

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