Referring Physician Information

Refer a Patient

Division Name Contact Information
Cardiology 443-997-0270
Cardiac Surgery 410-955-2800
Hopkins Access Line for Referring Physicians needing to transfer a patient 1-800-765-5447
(Continental United States) 410-955-9444
(Baltimore area and international calls) [email protected]
Interventional Radiology 410-614-2227
Pediatric Cardiology 410-955-5987
Vascular Medicine 443-997-0270
Vascular Non-Invasive Lab 410-955-5165
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy 410-955-5165
Vein Center 410-550-VEIN (8346)

Resources available through the Johns Hopkins Office of Referring Physician Services

Throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine, we've made improving service and providing prompt communication with our patients' physicians among our top priorities. Today, many aspects of communication with referring physicians are consolidated under one roof..

This office integrates:

  • the Hopkins Access Line (HAL), providing around-the-clock help for everything from consultations to patient transfers;
  • the Referring Physician Services database, enabling Hopkins to easily send to referring and personal physicians timely information about their patients;
  • and the Physician Liaison Service, helping physicians better navigate Hopkins. It also handles any problems or concerns they might have.

Services supported by the Office of Referring Physicians include:

Hopkins Access Line (HAL)

HAL is a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week physician-only line for physician-to-physician communication, as well as hospital to hospital patient transfers.

1-800-765-5447 (Continental United States)
410-955-9444 (Baltimore area and international calls)

Referring Physician Services


Admission notices, discharge orders and discharge summaries can be sent to referring physicians either automatically or through the office of the admitting physician. To be sure your name is in our directory, please call the number above or contact us at [email protected].

Physician Liaison Service

(Continential United States)
(Baltimore area and international calls)

Staffed by physicians for physicians, our Liaison Service is available to answer physicians' questions, provide advice about Hopkins Medicine and its services, and deal with any problems or concerns you might have.

For assistance, please call the numbers above or contact us at [email protected].

Johns Hopkins USA: For Out-Of-Town Patients

Johns Hopkins USA provides one point of contact for out-of-town patients, helping you identify the appropriate physician or specialist to see, coordinate multiple medical appointments, arrange second opinions, and obtain general information about Johns Hopkins' many services. In addition, Hopkins USA staff can provide information related to transportation, lodging and other travel needs.

To talk with a Hopkins USA representative, call 1-410-464-6555 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST) or email [email protected]. Learn more about Johns Hopkins USA.

Johns Hopkins International Patient Services

Johns Hopkins International Patient Services coordinates all aspects of international patients' medical care, paying special attention to their personal, cultural and travel-related needs. The professional staff helps arrange consultations, second opinions or treatment, and coordinates appointments in a timely manner. Medical record review, language interpretation, cost estimates and assistance with travel arrangements are also offered.

For help, call +01-410-614-4334 from outside the United States.  Learn more about Johns Hopkins International.

Johns Hopkins Executive Health Program

The Executive Health Program provides corporate executives a comprehensive health assessment and preventive strategy, paying special attention the needs of busy executives and their families. Evaluations are scheduled for one day, with a possible second day if additional tests are required. Before arriving at Hopkins, patients in the program are assisted with medical appointments and travel arrangements by courteous professionals who provide efficient access to our facilities. If needed, language interpretation and translation of medical records are provided for international patients and guests.

To make an appointment or for more information, contact:

The Johns Hopkins Executive Health Program
601 North Caroline Street, Suite 7165
Baltimore, Maryland 21287-0942 USA

Phone: 1-888-544-1340 or 410-955-9819
Fax: 410-614-8816
E-mail: [email protected]

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac Surgery Clinical Expeditor

Available to physicians to facilitate the transfer of patients and arrange placement into the appropriate level of care to ensure timely and adequate diagnosis and treatment of your patient. To contact our clinical expeditor, please call 410-387-3324.

Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Triage Nurse Navigator

We have a nurse navigator as part of the cardiac and vascular surgery call centers to help triage patients, confirm diagnosis and ensure patients are seen by the most appropriate cardiac surgeon.

Meet Our Cardiac Surgeons

Learn more about our world-renowned cardiac surgeons at Johns Hopkins.

Resources for Referring Physicians

Explore our online resource for physicians, Johns Hopkins Clinical Connection and subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter for health care professionals, featuring insights on the latest clinical and research innovations and advances in patient care.

Information for Referring Physicians

Learn more about the Physician Directory, Hopkins Access Line (HAL) for physicians, resources for international and out-of-state patients, access to patient records, CMEs, clinical trials and high amenities facilities.