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Referring Physicians

Referring Physicians

At Ohio State, you are more than a referring physician. You are our partner in continuity of care.

You trust your patients to Ohio State for expert specialized care. We want to keep you well-informed of their experience in our hospitals, so they can make a seamless transition back to your care.

From here, you can find a doctor, start a referral and transfer your patient. Registering with our DocLink service will also give you instant access to your patients’ electronic medical records. Please take a moment to sign up today.

Refer a patient for a consultation

Download our Referral Form


Use your own


Fax form to: 614-293-1456

If urgent appointment is needed, please call 614-293-5123 to speak with a scheduling representative.

For phone listings for all specialties, departments and locations, click here.

Order forms for procedures and testing

To download service order forms, choose a form below:

Transfer a patient

Ohio State's Transfer Center is open 24/7 and provides assistance with obtaining an accepting physician and transfer of your patient. Call 800-293-5123, Press 1. The Transfer Center, which is staffed by registered nurses with clinical triage skills, offers:

  • Hospital-to-hospital direct admissions
  • Physician consultation
  • ED to ED transfers
  • Arrangement of transport for critically ill patients

Please have available when you call:

  • Patient name
  • DOB
  • Social Security Number
  • Patient's family or referring physician's name
  • Diagnosis
  • Summary of current clinical course
  • Services needed by your patient

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