Referring patients to MD Anderson for cancer screening or treatment is easy. Referrals can be made by:
- Phone: Call our Referring Provider Team at 1-877-632-6789 and select option 1. Our health information specialists are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., CST and weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST.
- Email: Email our Referring Provider Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fax: Fax the patient referral form (pdf) to 713-563-2449.
Required Referral Information
- Date of birth
- Telephone number
Referring physician information
- Practice name
- Practice address
- Telephone number
Once you’ve contacted us to make a referral, a health information specialist will guide you through the process and answer your questions. You may be asked to send medical reports and/or pathology slides to MD Anderson to ensure your patient is scheduled with the appropriate medical service and to pre-schedule any testing that might be needed when your patient arrives.
Before we confirm your patient’s appointment, MD Anderson health information specialists will collect insurance information, verify benefits and seek financial authorization. If the patient meets Texas residency requirements but is uninsured or unable to pay for services, a Supplemental Financial Assistance application may be initiated with the patient.
MD Anderson evaluates most new patients on an outpatient basis. A full outpatient evaluation usually takes three to five business days, depending on the amount of testing and consultation needed to assess the patient’s condition and recommend a treatment plan. After the evaluation is complete, you’ll receive a report of the findings and recommendations. Medical reports may be accessed through Epic or by using the myMDAnderson for Physicians portal (submit request for access to EpicCare Link). Reports are also accepted by fax or mail if you are unable to access electronically.
Other Types of Referrals
For hospital-to-hospital transfers, contact our Transfer Center at 713-563-2222.
MD Anderson has two teams dedicated to supporting international physicians and hospitals. These groups provide support with referrals, follow-up communication and clinical trial information. Visit our International Referrals page to learn more.