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Refer a Patient

As the destination for complex care, The University of Kansas Health System is here to assist you in caring for your patients. Like you, we recognize continuity of care is critical for your patients' treatment and recovery. Our dedication to healthcare excellence and patient-focused care means you can be confident your patients will achieve the best possible outcome.

Providing a positive experience for you and your patients is our top priority. If you are interested in referring a patient to The University of Kansas Health System, or to consult with a physician in any department, please call 913-588-5862 or toll-free 877-588-5862. Our physicians are also available for consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To consult with a physician or refer a patient, call 913-588-5862 or 877-588-5862.

Physician consultation and referral

We value our physician partnerships and work to create a truly collaborative pre- and post-treatment environment. We offer convenient services that allow you to refer a patient or consult with a physician in any department. You can refer a patient to our specialists 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Our physicians are available for consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our physician referral representatives are here to assist you. They will help you find a physician specialist or clinical department that meets your patient's needs. To avoid delays, they will connect you directly to schedulers for your requested specialty.

Referral forms

To refer a patient or to consult with a physician at The University of Kansas Health System in any department, please use the forms and contact information listed below.

If you are interested in referring a patient to The University of Kansas Health System, or to consult with a physician in any department, please call 913-588-5862 or toll-free 877-588-5862. Our physicians are also available for consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Download and print

Download and print the forms below when referring patients to The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, Kansas.

Telehealth consultation services

To provide efficiency, convenience and quality during the COVID pandemic and beyond, The University of Kansas Health System has launched telehealth visits for new and established patients. As part of these services, your patients can now consult with you as well as a health system specialist at the same time. This provides an opportunity to interact with one of our specialists in real-time – breaking down geographical barriers.

Using the secure, HIPAA-compliant Zoom telehealth platform, patients can have meaningful interactions with care providers from home using a smartphone, tablet or computer. Telehealth appointments are available for a variety of primary and specialty care needs.

With ample notice, we can set up a video consultation with a health system physician allowing us to collaborate on patient care and deliver the best outcomes for your patients. Learn more about our telehealth services, including tips for setting up your Zoom account.

Physician-to-physician consultations

Outside or referring physicians who need to speak with a provider at The University of Kansas Health System can contact a representative by phone using the instructions below. The University of Kansas Health System allows you to consult with a physician in any department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Physician-to-physician consultations are also available through our telehealth services.

Physician consultation instructions

To speak with a physician by phone, call 913-588-5862. A representative will assist you and will collect the following information:

  • The name of the physician you would like to speak with. You may also speak with someone on call.
  • A brief description of the reason for your call.
  • The name and date of birth of a mutual patient (if applicable).
  • A call-back number in case the call is disconnected.

Once this information is obtained, the representative will put you in touch with the appropriate physician. If a physician is unavailable for any reason, you may ask to speak with a nurse or on-call physician.

Your partner in surgical patient care

At The University of Kansas Health System, we specialize in complex surgical patients.We provide innovative surgical care using the most advanced techniques and procedures. When you entrust a patient to us, our dedicated team of expert surgeons and staff pledges to deliver superior surgical outcomes.

As your partner in patient care, we will keep you informed throughout your patients' treatment. Our goal is to return your patients home and to your care as soon as is appropriate. You can be assured your patients will receive outstanding care from the region's most experienced surgical team.

Care for patients and families

You can trust us to put your patients first. As part of our commitment to deliver a superior healthcare experience, we offer complimentary concierge services for patients and their families. Our concierge can help facilitate travel and coordinate visits to Kansas City. We also provide patients and their families with information on nearby lodging, dining and other amenities in our Patient Comfort & Travel Guide.

Additional referral information

For more help getting patient appointment forms, please use the contact information listed below.

Call for copies: 913-588-5862, toll-free 877-588-5862

Request by fax: 913-588-5785

Request by email: physref@kumc.edu

24/7 acute leukemia hotline

  • What – 24/7 hotline for acute leukemia care support
  • Who – For referring oncologists, emergency medicine specialists and primary care providers
  • Why – To extend specialty expertise and support as early as possible
  • When – Anytime acute leukemia is a concern
  • How – Call 888-588-1167

Learn more about our acute leukemia hotline. 

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