You need a referral from your doctor to become a patient at a UHN hospital. Your doctor will refer you to one of our specialized clinics or to one of our doctors directly.
You can find additional referral information about
your clinic here.
Your doctor can find
referral information here.
Your referral will be processed as soon as possible. Special consideration will be given to emergency referrals or if your family doctor or referring doctor has an urgent concern.
Usually, your doctor will contact you to tell you when your appointment at UHN will be.
Your referral could take longer if you are an international patient. Please see below for more information.
If you want to transfer to a UHN hospital from a different hospital, ask your doctor for a referral.
You are considered an international patient if:
All referrals for international patients must go through our
International Patient Program.
All patients are treated equally, according to our
Purpose, Values and Principles. Your residency status will not affect your access to care or the quality of care you receive at UHN.