Systems Navigation and Direct Communication with UW Surgery
Our experienced staff and physicians make it their priority to be available for timely consultations and patient referral.
Inpatient Needs: The Access Center
The UW Health Access Center is a valuable resource to assist health care providers with urgent or emergent patient needs.
Referring providers can use the Access Center to:
Registered nurses specializing in consultation and acute care admission will connect you with a UW Health physician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact the Access Center:
Toll-free: (800) 472-0111
Outpatient Needs: Request Clinic Appointment Form
UW Health offers services at more than 80 specialty clinics. To refer a patient for outpatient care, please complete and fax/submit our request an appointment form, or call us!
Fax Form – complete and fax to us.
Online Form – complete online and submit to us.
Call Clinic Directly
For URGENT referrals, please call the appropriate UW Health specialty clinic directly to schedule an appointment. Click here for the list of clinics and contact information.
Provider Relations Coordinator
The Provider Relations Coordinator, Lori Klitzke, is a hospital based advocate for referring providers, their staff, referral coordinators and health plan staff. The Provider Relations Coordinator is available to assist you with:
The Provider Relations Coordinator is available Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 4 pm.
Phone: (608) 263-8013
Direct Communication with UW Surgery Providers
The Provider Quick Reference Tool (PQR) – which is available for access from your handheld device – is designed to offer you a quick and easy way to communicate with our surgeons. This tool allows you to browse our Department by specialty or search by individual faculty member and provides direct access to our surgeons by cell phone, e-mail, and pager.
Download guidelines are available to you here PQR Guide.
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For More Information
For more information about the helpful tools and programs available to referring providers, please click here.