U. W. Medicine

Summer 2013


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Referral Services

Urgent/Emergent Referrals

UW Medicine Transfer Center

Website | Phone: 888.731.4791

The Transfer Center’s registered nurses work 24/7 to coordinate the rapid, safe transfer of critically ill or injured patients throughout the region to UW Medicine’s facilities. The nurses locate appropriate consulting physicians and facilitate lifesaving conversations within minutes. The center’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) enables the specialists to review your patient’s electronic medical record and digital radiology images in real time. Together you can develop a care plan and begin your patient’s treatment immediately. (See Image Transfers via VPN section below.)

Elective Referrals and Consultations

As a leading academic medical system in the United States, UW Medicine is a referral resource for practicing physicians throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We offer almost 200 primary and specialty clinics and services.

Medcon consultation services

Website | Phone: 800.326.5300 | Email: medcon@washington.edu

When you need to confirm a diagnosis, consult with a specialist or refer your patient for advanced care, call Medcon, a 24/7, toll-free service of the UW School of Medicine and its academic medical centers. Operators will connect you with the appropriate faculty physician for a consult and/or to refer an elective patient to any of UW Medicine’s medical centers.

UW Medicine Contact Center

Phone: 800.489.3627

The Contact Center assists referring physicians with registering patients and scheduling elective outpatient appointments and procedures across the UW Medicine health system.

U-Link: EMR Access for Clinicians

Website | Phone: 206.598.5693 | Email: uwmcpl@u.washington.edu

U-Link gives participating practitioners secure online access to electronic medical records of their patients referred to UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Support staff may enroll as part of a U-Link group account as long as one group member is a licensed practitioner.

Instructions for login/password reset.

Image Transfers via VPN

Website | Phone: 206.744.5928

Instructions outline how to send images online via secure virtual private network (VPN) to the following facilities: Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Medicine Regional Heart Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

UW Medical Center Physician Liaisons

Phone: 206.598.5693 | Email: uwmcpl@u.washington.edu

Physician liaisons for selective services (cardiovascular, oncology, transplant, maternal-fetal medicine) serve as personal contacts for referring physicians’ questions, feedback and concerns about facilitating patient access.

Airlift Northwest

Phone: 206.329.2569 or 800.426.2430 (24/7)
Email: alnw@airliftnw.org 

Working with first responders, Airlift Northwest transports critically ill and injured patients to UW Medicine facilities and other specialty care centers in the contiguous United States and Canada. Aircraft are strategically located in Juneau, Alaska, and Arlington, Bellingham, Olympia and Seattle, Wash. Each Airlift Northwest flight is equipped with state-of-the-art safety equipment and two critical-care nurses to ensure that patients are stabilized from pickup point to final destination.

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Transfer Center, U-Link, Medcon, Physician Liaison, Image Transfers, Airlift Northwest


UW Medicine offers the full spectrum of patient care at several facilities.


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