Physician Referral and Consultation Services

Partners in patient care

As the destination center for complex care, The University of Kansas Hospital is here to assist you in caring for your patient. You can turn to us as a resource because we have the experience to take on the most complex cases. Our dedication to healthcare excellence and patient-focused care means you can be confident your patient will receive the best possible outcome.

Like you, we recognize continuity of care is critical for your patient’s treatment and recovery. We understand care close to home near family and with physicians who are familiar is the ideal treatment situation. However, there may be times you require the specialized expertise of physician colleagues to ensure the best treatment and recovery for your patient. Whenever you need specialized services, additional resources or to confer, The University of Kansas Hospital is here to assist you.

Providing a positive experience for you and your patient is our priority.

Your partner in surgical patient care

At The University of Kansas Hospital, 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 patient’s treatment. Our goal is to return your patient home and to your care as soon as is appropriate. You can be assured your patient 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 dedicated concierge can help facilitate travel and coordinate their visit while they are in Kansas City. We also provide patients and their families with information on nearby lodging, dining and other amenities in our Patient Comfort & Travel Guide.   

Physician consult/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 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Our physicians are available for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

  • Call 913-588-5862 or toll-free 877-588-5862.
  • Fax 913-588-5785.
  • Email physref@kumc.edu.

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. 

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