Make a Referral

To refer a patient, please use MDLink or contact the doctor or department directly. If you need assistance, call our Physician Liaison Service at (800) 444–2559.

Physician Liaison Service

Our Physician Liaison Service helps provide access to our doctors and medical services. They can expedite the process, assist you in obtaining follow-up information and help resolve difficulties you may experience. Referral liaisons also are available to visit referring doctors, medical groups and health plans to provide more information.

The Physician Liaison Service is available Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (800) 444–2559
Fax: (415) 353-4395

We will respond to messages left outside of office hours on the next business day and to after-hours emails within the next two business days.

Referrals to UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Our Cancer Services Referral Center is available to providers making adult oncology referrals. Please complete and fax the cancer referral form to (415) 514-8253, or call (877) UCSF-CAN (877-827-3226) for inquiries. Our staff is available to provide assistance Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Referrals to UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

If you are an outside referring doctor and want to refer a patient to UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, please call Radiology Central Scheduling at (415) 353-2573.

Case Management and Social Work

For care coordination, discharge planning or utilization review, please call Case Management and Social Work at (415) 353-1762.

Health Plan Services

UCSF Medical Center has contracts with health insurance companies – ranging from preferred provider organizations (PPOs) to health maintenance organizations (HMOs) – to provide specialized inpatient and outpatient care. If there is a contract in place, please follow the authorization procedure required by the plan when referring patients to us.

If you would like to know if we have an agreement with a health plan or would like to discuss arrangements for a new contract, please contact Health Plan Services.

Phone: (415) 353-4536
Fax: (415) 353-4397

International Services

If you would like to refer a patient who resides outside the United States, please contact International Services.

Phone: (415) 353-8489
Fax: (415) 353-8603

Patient Assistance

For information about physician referrals, lodging arrangements for family and friends, or other general information, please contact the Referral Center.

Phone: (888) 689-UCSF or (888) 689-8273

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Physician Liaison Service
Phone: (800) 444-2559
Fax: (415) 353-4395

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