Physicians are welcome to refer appropriate acute problems to our Emergency Departments. Please do not refer pregnancy-related complaints or children who require specialist care as we do not have obstetrical or pediatric specialists on staff.
Whenever possible please provide the patient with a referral note which outlines the acute medical issues and past medical history and includes any relevant lab/imaging/consult reports.
Please consider calling ahead to speak with one of our physicians or the nurse in charge in order to facilitate your referral.
If your patient has a chronic condition that requires the medical attention of a specialist, please view our list of programs, and follow the referral guidelines. We cannot guarantee that the Emergency Department will refer or expedite referrals for patients with chronic conditions to a specialist at UHN. Some patients will be referred back to their family doctor to make such arrangements.