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Referring Physicians

Referring Physicians

Outpatient referrals and physician phone consultations

Make a Referral

Referral Request Kit


Specialty Care Information

Physician Phone Consultation

Need to discuss a complex or unusual outpatient case? Contact us directly. We can facilitate communication between physicians and one of our specialists. Should your patient require a referral to one of our specialty services following the consultation, our staff will initiate the referral process.

Other Important Information

General information,questions and help completing your referral request:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1 (800) 4-UCDAVIS

1 (800) 482-3284

choose option #2

Fax (916) 703-6048

If you need to refer your patient to one of our specialty services, we will coordinate your referral request with the appropriate specialty service, and provide you with information as to the status and outcome of your referral request.

Request a referral or consultation

To initiate a referral on behalf of your patient, please click the button below to submit an electronic referral or download and complete our referral request kit » and submit to our Physician Referral Center via fax at 916-703-6048.

For physician to physician phone consults, please contact us directly:

  • Call 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284) and choose Option #2

Please allow up to 48 hours for processing of your referral. Please be advised that incomplete information or need for clarification may delay the process.

For URGENT requests, please call the Physician Referral Center at 800-482-3284 option #3

Checklist for non-urgent referrals

Prior to submitting a referral, please complete the following:

  • Obtain insurance plan authorization
  • Confirm patient name and name on insurance card(s)
  • Obtain copy of most up-to-date insurance card(s)

Please submit the following with your referral request:

  • Completed UC Davis referral intake form » (PDF file)
  • Recent/relevant clinical notes/test results
    (health history, physical, MRI/Ct/X-ray results, etc.)
  • Proof of insurance
  • Authorization information with CPT code details and approved visits.

Find a copy of the referral checklist here » (PDF file)

Clinics listed below should be contacted directly to initiate a referral:

Cancer Center (Adult and Pediatric) 916-703-5210
PM&R Therapies 916-734-6700
Psychiatry 916-734-3574

Check the status of your referral

To check the status of your referral, please contact the specialty care service directly.
Click here for contact information.