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Refer a Patient

The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic strives to ensure prompt management of all patients and timely responses to our referring physician and healthcare professional colleagues.

Call the Referring Physician Hotline 24 hours/day:
855.REFER.123 (855.733.3712).
We also provide several options for physicians and healthcare professionals seeking to refer a patient.

Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Referring to a Cardiologist

By Phone
Please call our scheduling offices
Locally at 216.444.6697 or
toll-free 800.223.2273, ext. 46697 (outside of the Cleveland area)
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)

Referring to a Vascular Medicine Specialist

By Phone
Please call our scheduling offices
Locally at 216.444.4420 or
toll-free 800.223.2273, ext. 44420 (outside of the Cleveland area)
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)

Direct to Physician
You may search our Staff Directory to locate and select one of our physicians and contact them directly.
You may use the following operator-assisted numbers which will connect you with any physician’s office:
Locally 216.444.2200 or toll-free 800.223.2273 (outside of Cleveland).

Patient Transfers
Call Patient Access Services locally at 216.444.8302 or toll-free 800.553.5056.
This is a direct-access, 24-hour phone line for physicians with patients who need to be admitted to our facility.

Please use our Referral Checklist to ensure that you have all of the necessary information to easily refer your patient. New patients, in most cases, can be seen by a cardiologist or a vascular medicine specialist within one week of calling for an appointment.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Referring to a Cardiothoracic Surgeon

By Phone
Please call the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
toll-free at 877.843.2781 (877-8Heart1)
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)

Referring to a Thoracic Surgeon

By Phone
Please call the Department of Thoracic Surgery
toll-free at 800.223.2273, ext. 56860
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)

Direct to Physician
You may search our Staff Directory to locate and select one of our physicians.
You may use the following operator-assisted numbers which will connect you with any physician’s office:
Locally at 216.444.2200 or toll-free 800.223.2273 (outside of Cleveland).

Patient Transfers to Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Call Patient Access Services locally at 216.444.8302 or toll-free 800.553.5056.
This is a direct-access, 24-hour phone line for physicians with patients who need to be admitted to our facility.

Please use our Referral Checklist to ensure that you have all of the necessary information to easily refer your patient. New patients, in most cases, can be seen by a cardiologist or a vascular medicine specialist within one week of calling for an appointment.

Department of Vascular Surgery

Referring to a Vascular Surgeon

By Phone
Please call the Department of Vascular Surgery Main Campus office
Locally at 216.444.4508 or
toll-free 800.223.2273, ext. 44508
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)

For other Vascular Surgeons in the department outside of the Main Campus at Hillcrest, Marymount, and Fairview Hospitals please search our Staff Directory to locate and select one of our surgeons and contact them directly.

Direct to Physician
You may search our Staff Directory to locate and select one of our physicians and contact them directly.
You may use the following operator-assisted numbers which will connect you with any physician’s office:
Locally at 216.444.2200 or toll-free 800.223.2273 (outside of Cleveland).

Patient Transfers
Call Patient Access Services at 216.444.8302 or 800.553.5056.
This is a direct-access, 24-hour phone line for physicians with patients who need to be admitted to our facility.

Please use our Referral Checklist to ensure that you have all of the necessary information to easily refer your patient. New patients, in most cases, can be seen by a cardiologist or a vascular medicine specialist within one week of calling for an appointment.

NEW Cardiovascular Consult Hotline

Next time you need a sounding board when managing an especially complex case, call Cleveland Clinic’s Cardiovascular Consult Hotline to be connected directly for a consult with one of the expert cardiologists in our Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute.

The hotline is covered 24/7 by one of the Heart & Vascular Institute’s senior specialists. Calls are connected directly to the dedicated covering physician by the hotline operator. If the covering expert cannot speak to the specifics of your call, he or she will identify the appropriate subspecialist colleague to call you back promptly.

This hotline service is offered in the spirit of advancing collaborative cardiovascular care to patients everywhere. There is no expectation of referrals as a result of using the hotline.

Call 855.733.3712 or text cchotline to 28748 to have the hotline number sent straight to your phone.

Critical Care Transport Worldwide

Cleveland Clinic’s Critical Care Transport Team serves critically ill and highly complex patients across the globe. The transport fleet comprises mobile ICU vehicles, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The transport teams are staffed by physicians, critical care nurse practitioners, critical care nurses, paramedics and ancillary staff, and are customized to meet the needs of the patient. Critical care transport is available for children and adults.

To arrange a transfer for STEMI (ST elevated myocardial infarction), acute stroke, ICH (intracerebral hemorrhage), SAH (subarachnoid hemorrhage) or aortic syndromes, call 877.379.CODE (2633).
For all other transfers, call locally at 216.444.8302 or toll-free 800.553.5056.

Please use our Referral Checklist to ensure that you have all of the necessary information to easily refer your patient.

Online Access to Your Patient's Treatment Progress

Whether you are referring from near or far, our new eCleveland Clinic service, DrConnect, can streamline communication from Cleveland Clinic physicians to your office. This new online tool offers you secure access to your patient’s treatment progress at Cleveland Clinic. With one-click convenience, you can track your patient’s care using the secure DrConnect website.

Special Assistance for Out-of-State Patients

Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Concierge program is a complimentary service for patients who travel to Cleveland Clinic from outside Ohio. Our patient care representatives facilitate and coordinate the scheduling of multiple medical appointments; provide access to discounts on airline tickets and hotels, when available; make reservations for hotel or housing accommodations; and arrange leisure activities.

For more information:

The following checklist describes the information we require when referring a patient. Please be prepared with this information when you contact the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute.

Your contact information

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number
  • Email

Information about your patient

  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Social Security Number
  • Insurance Information

Your patient's complete Medical History and Records

  • Medical History
  • Surgeries/Procedures
  • Devices: type/settings

Description of your patient's current Medications

  • Type(s)
  • Dosages
  • Allergies

Diagnostic Test reports plus actual films or tracings:

  • Cardiac Catheterization: actual film plus report
  • Echocardiogram: actual tape plus report
  • Thallium Stress Test: actual x-ray film plus report
  • Chest x-ray, CT scans, ultrasounds: x-ray films plus report
  • Electrocardiograms: actual tracings if available
  • Electrophysiology testing: actual tracings and reports
  • Other

Reviewed: 04/14

Talk to a Nurse: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ET)

Call a Heart & Vascular Nurse locally 216.445.9288 or toll-free 866.289.6911.

Schedule an Appointment

Toll-free 800.659.7822

This information is provided by Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

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