Resource for medical professionals

University of Minnesota Physicians Heart has made it easy for you to refer patients. Through our Physician Referral Service you can schedule patient appointments or request consultations with our specialists.

How to Refer

University of Minnesota Physicians Heart strives to ensure prompt management of all patients and timely responses to our referring physician and health care professional colleagues.

Referring Physicians and their staff now have three options to submit a request for patient appointments.

1) Call 612-365-5000

Select "Option 1" for appointments at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Select "Option 2" for appointments at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview Ridges Hospital, and all other Fairview medical centers and clinics

2) Submit an online referral form.

3) Download a printable referral form and fax the completed form to us at 612-884-0659.

When contacting us to schedule your patients, please use our Referral Checklist to ensure that you have all of the necessary information to easily refer your patient or have the following information readily available:

  • Patient demographic information 
  • Reason for visit 
  • Any special needs that will require facilitation once the patient arrives 
  • Patient insurance information, if available

We will work with your patient to complete registration process and to schedule an appointment at the patient's convenience. You will be notified once the appointment is scheduled.

Patients with urgent medical or surgical needs are given priority in the appointment system. Appointments for nonurgent medical problems are scheduled several days to several weeks of calling for an appointment.

Consult with a Cardiologist

You may use the following operator-assisted number to connect with any of our cardiologists’ offices: 612-365-6000

Calling our consultation phone number allows you to obtain information on our clinical specialists and services; schedule and confirm patient appointments; receive assistance in the resolution of any service-related issues; and connect with University of Minnesota Physicians Heart specialists.

STEMI Transfers

To arrange an emergent transfer for STEMI (ST elevated myocardial infarction)/acute coronary syndrome. 

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – 612-273-2500

Fairview Southdale Hospital – 952-924-8000

Fairview Ridges Hospital – 952-892-2064 (M-F; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)