Consults and Referrals

OHSU Physician Consult and Referral Service

800-245-6478 toll-free
Fax: 503-346-6854

With just one call, you can refer a patient to any OHSU specialist or service. The OHSU Physician Consult and Referral Service is staffed by professional and friendly referral specialists, skilled in providing quick connections to the right provider or program. The Physician Consult and Referral Service is answered 24/7 to provide you and your staff assistance with:

  • Referrals or consults with any OHSU specialist or service
  • A direct link to our transfer center
  • Information about your patients who have been admitted to OHSU
  • Patient appointment verification
  • Information about any health care program, clinical trial or educational opportunity
  • Answers to your questions about OHSU Connect, our secure web portal for referring providers (OHSU Connect help desk hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
  • Other resources such as maps, directories, physician CVs and patient education materials

Mailing address

3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
Mail Code 210P

Consulting with OHSU medical staff

As Oregon’s only academic health center and a regional resource for Oregon, southwest Washington, Idaho and northern California, OHSU has an array of diagnostic options available for your patient. OHSU medical staff are readily available for consultation concerning patient diagnosis and treatment.

Call our Physician Consult & Referral Service at 503 494-4567 or 800 245-6478 toll-free for a consult today.

Sending patient tests and records

To facilitate continuity of care and to eliminate unnecessary duplication of diagnostic examination, please forward copies of patient medical records, laboratory test results, radiographs and slides to the appropriate OHSU physician. Original materials will be promptly returned. Please address tests and records to:

(OHSU physician’s name)
(OHSU physician’s mail code)
Oregon Health Science & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3098

Financial arrangements

OHSU's primary concern is what is in the best interest of the patient. As Oregon's only academic health center and a regional resource for health care services, OHSU attracts patients from across Oregon, southwest Washington, western Idaho and northern California.

Most patients referred to OHSU Hospital, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and OHSU's medical practices and services are expected to pay either directly or through health insurance. Patients are also responsible for paying professional fees in accordance with arrangements made with their attending physicians. 

At the time of registration, patients may request an ability-to-pay assessment and financial screening.

Patients may receive multiple bills: one for hospital/clinic services and one or more bills for professional services from physicians, radiologists, anesthesiologists, etc. Patients with limited financial means who normally do not pay professional fees to physicians may be granted allowances, or be qualified for financial aid offered by community agencies or health care projects.