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Getting Referred to UHN

Find out how to get a referral to see a specialist at UHN.

As a patient at UHN, you may end up in different areas of our hospitals, depending on the type of visit:

Clinic Appointments

Is this your first appointment at UHN?

Learn more about our admitting and registration process.

Outpatient Clinics

As an outpatient, you do not stay in the hospital overnight. Outpatients are typically treated in one of our clinics, similar to a clinic run by your family doctor. As an outpatient, you may also be sent for tests – such as blood work or medical imaging – in one of our test centres. If you are having day surgery that does not require you to stay overnight, you may also be considered an outpatient.

Inpatient Units

People who are staying overnight in the hospital are considered inpatients. We have many different inpatient units, for surgery, critical care or longer stays such as rehab. We also provide Palliative Care services and long-term rehab care.

Tests and Blood Work

If you are coming to UHN for a test, such as an ultrasound or an MRI, or blood work, learn about our tests and what to expect.


Are you having surgery at a UHN hospital? Find out everything you need to know before, during and after your surgery.


If you are a rehab patient, you will visit one of five Toronto Rehab locations, where we offer outpatient rehab care, as well as short-term and long-term rehab stays. You may also be transferred within UHN, for example, from our stroke or cardiac areas, to one of our rehab locations as you progress through your recovery. Find out about our rehab services.


In case of emergency, call 911.

You can find emergency departments at UHN at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. Learn more about our emergency services.

Our Hospitals

Find Maps & Directions to our hospitals.

Learn more about our 4 hospitals.

Accessibility Services

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