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Referring a Patient

Note: if you are a patient/self referring, please click here

1.  Provide Referral

For UNC Providers or those with UNC Carelink

  • Click here for order tip sheet 
  • In order to expedite the care of your patient, please provide the specific reason for the consult request and fully complete the referral form. Please include the patient’s current contact and insurance information.
  • To obtain a CareLink Account, click on UNC CareLink and select “Request an Account.”

Or send via Fax

    • To bypass UNC CareLink, please fax a completed REFERRAL FORMincluding the specific referral question and pertinent records to (919) 966-3475 If you have any questions, please call (919) 843-6908.

2. Provide test results prior to the first appointment

    • Test results should be provided (via Powershare, fax, or mailed prior to the first appointment.  This allows providers to review all information prior to seeing the patient.
      • Powershare: Upload images to “UNCHealthcare”
      • Fax: 919-966-3475
      • Mailing address:
        • UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
          3040 Burnett-Womack Bldg., CB #7065
          Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7065
  • Follow up to confirm receipt and/or ask questions.
    • For Adult Cardiac Surgery:  Cardiac Surgery Coordinator at 919-843-6908  
    • For Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: Coordinator at 919-966-3381
    • For Thoracic Surgery: Coordinator at 919-966-3383

Requesting a Transfer for Admitted Patients