Physician Access Services

Transfers. Consultations. Referrals.

Timely communication with our patients’ referring physicians is a top priority that we continue to improve through our Physician Access Service. This dedicated phone line allows health care providers to speak directly with a UC San Diego Health physician — a trusted partner who respects your relationship with your patients. Together, we can help identify the best course of action, whatever that may be. 

Consultations and Referrals

Physician to Physician ConsultationsIf you need to talk with one of our physicians about a case or if you have any problems or concerns, please contact us.

For outpatient referrals, call Physician Access and our team will register and schedule your referred patient. You will receive follow-up communication (consultation notes, discharges, etc.), as well as access to our electronic medical record system.

Transfer an Inpatient

Hospital Transfers For hospital-to-hospital transfers, call 619-543-5709 (24-hour service) for instructions or to speak to a transfer coordinator. More about transfer services.

Outpatient Referrals and Consultations

Call: 855-543-0555
Office Hours:
M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fax: 888-539-8781
Instructions for faxing referrals

Refer Online
Patient referral form 

Inpatient Transfers

Call: 619-543-5709
Learn more about transfer services