Important Information for Referring Physicians

Patient Referral

Call 216-844-4004 to refer a patient for heart surgery consultation, including same-day or 24-hour outpatient consultations.

Transfer Referral Center

Expedite patient transfers by calling 216-844-1111 or 1-800-421-9199.

Services include:

  • Basic or ALS transports
  • Ground and air medical evacuation
  • Critical care transports

Insurance Access

University Hospitals accommodates patients with all types of insurance – including, but not limited to, Medical Mutual of Ohio (including SuperMed), CIGNA, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, United Healthcare and SummaCare.

For questions or more information, call our Insurance Access Line at 216-983-1500 or toll-free at 1-844-297-8817.

Physician Outreach Department

Please call 216-286-9024 to:

  • Schedule a personal meeting with any of our specialists
  • Discuss any questions or issues about customer service or patient referrals
  • Arrange educational activities with our specialists, including continuing medical education courses and grand rounds