Physician Referrals & Transfers
UT Southwestern values our partnerships with referring physicians, and we offer various pathways to refer or transfer a patient to us. Our specialists will provide your patient with a multidisciplinary team approach to their care, drawing on the deep well of medical expertise and research available at our academic medical center.
Choose the method most convenient to you:
Offered exclusively to physicians and hospital staff, UT Southwestern's hospital-to-hospital patient transfer service provides a seamless transition of patient care, including emergency and complex cases.
Call 877-645-0911 to speak with UT Southwestern physicians, nurses, or staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Throughout the patient’s stay at UT Southwestern, referring physicians are kept informed of their patient’s status and are notified if there are any changes to the transfer plan.
The more than 300 full-time physicians within the UT Southwestern Pediatric Group constitute one of the largest pediatric groups in Texas. They provide care at UT Southwestern, Children’s Health, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Scottish Rite for Children, and Texas Health Resources.
To refer a patient to our:
- Frisco location, call 469-604-9090 or fax 469-604-9091.
- Plano location, call 469-497-2500 or fax 469-497-2506.
- Dallas or another location, call 844-473-3371 or fax 844-473-3370.
Our dedicated transplant intake coordinators simplify the process for both physicians and patients, starting from the initial point of contact.
Depending on the patient’s needs, the transplant intake coordinators take primary responsibility for obtaining the necessary medical records and images, coordinating the initial insurance and financial screenings, and arranging scheduling for the patient’s first appointment.
Intake lines are answered by a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas and one of just five in the entire Southwest.
In addition, Simmons Cancer Center is among only 30 U.S. cancer research centers to be designated by the NCI as a National Clinical Trials Network Lead Academic Participating Site.
Simmons Cancer Center has locations in Dallas, Richardson/Plano, and Fort Worth.
To refer a patient to any location, call 214-645-HOPE (4673).
Physicians at UT Southwestern’s Spine Center work as a team with experts in nerve, muscle, and bone conditions, as well as nurses and physical therapists who work closely with patients to manage symptoms and reduce the risk of recurrence.
With one call, referring physicians can connect with all the specialists they need for spine care, such as experts from neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, pain management, spine imaging, spine rehabilitation, and anesthesiology.
To refer a patient, call 214-645-2225.
UT Southwestern’s COVID Recover program – with locations in Dallas and Frisco – offers a combination of physical therapy to help patients regain strength and mobility, occupational therapy to improve activities of daily living, and speech therapy for cognitive rehabilitation. A four-week virtual group therapy program is also offered to help patients address psychological, sleep, and other issues.
Neuropsychologists and licensed professional counselors are available at each site for those who need more individualized attention. If needed, consultants have been identified in pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, and psychiatry for additional care.
Call 214-645-2080 to refer a patient into the program. Telehealth and in-person appointments are available.