Refer a Cardiac, Thoracic or Vascular Patient

Refer a Cardiac, Thoracic or Vascular Patient

We offer several options for referring patients and strive to ensure timely responses to our referring physicians and healthcare professional colleagues.

Referral Form

  1. Fill out. Print. Fax. You will receive confirmation once your patient’s appointment has been scheduled.
  2. Or use our secure online Web Appointment form.

Call the Referring Physician Hotline 24/7:
855.REFER.123 (855.733.3712)

Direct-to-Physician
You may also contact our Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute physicians directly through the online staff directory.

Cardiology Patients
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)
Call locally: 216.444.6697
Toll-free: 800.223.2273, ext. 46697

Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients
Mon. – Fri, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. (ET)
Toll-free: 877.843.2781 (877-8Heart1)

Thoracic Surgery Patients
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)
Toll-free: 800.223.2273, ext. 56860

Vascular Medicine Patients
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)
Call locally: 216.444.4420
Toll-free: 800.223.2273, ext. 44420

Vascular Surgery Patients
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)
Call locally: 216.444.4508
Toll-free: 800.223.2273, ext. 44508

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.

Critical Care Transport

Critical Care Transport

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. Learn more about how to arrange a critical care transport.

Acute Care Transfer Line
*For STEMI, ACUTE CVA, INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGE, AORTIC SYNDROMES only. 
Call toll-free: 877.379.CODE (2633)

For All Other Transports
Call locally: 216.444.8302
Toll-free: 866.547.1467

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

Referral Checklist

Referral Checklist

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