Patient Care

Remember! Always dial 911 for emergencies!

It is helpful for patients to have their medical record number, social security number and date of birth available when calling for an appointment.

Hospital Transfers, Consultations and Referrals:

  • For hospital to hospital transfers, please first call the UF Health Shands Hospital Transfer Center at 352-265-0559.The Transfer Center will contact the inpatient attending physician with the request.
  • All patients are seen by physician referrals only.
  • If the patient’s insurance is an HMO, we will need the name and phone number of the patient’s primary care provider (if it is not the referring physician) and an authorization number for the clinic visit.
  • The patient will be notified directly by mail with the appointment date and time as well as directions.

Clinic:

  • To refer a patient or to arrange a clinic consultation appointment in the Gastroenterology, Hepatology or Nutrition Internal Medicine Clinic, located at 2000 SW Archer Road, please fill out the New Patient Data Form. Fax the requested information to 352.265.7091. You may also call our Clinic Scheduling Center at 352-265-0139 for additional information.  Please limit faxed materials to 15 pages.

Endoscopy:

  • To refer a patient or to arrange an appointment in our UF Health Endoscopy Center, located at 2001 SW 13th Street, please fill out the top section and the left-hand column of section 1-D on the Procedure Request/Certification form and fax the requested information to 352-265-8986. You may also call the SEC scheduling center at 352-265-8985 for additional information.  Please limit faxed materials to 15 pages.
  • To refer a patient or to arrange an appointment in our UF Health Endoscopy Suite, located at 1600 SW Archer Road, please fill out the top section and the middle column of section 1-D on the Procedure Request/Certification form and fax the requested information to 352-265-0163.  You may also call 352-265-0424 for additional information. Please limit faxed materials to15 pages.

GILab:

  • To refer a patient or to arrange an appointment in our UF Health Lab, located at 1600 SW Archer Road, please fill out the top section and the right-hand column of section 1-D on the Procedure Request/Certification form and fax the requested information to 352-265-6986. You may also call 352-265-0048 for additional information. Please limit faxed materials to15 pages.