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Physicians' Referrals

Thank you for starting the process to become a UIC valued patient.

You may need a referral from your physician to obtain surgical care. Patients seeking "self-pay elective procedures, for instance, may not need a referral. Check with the surgical division corresponding to your surgery.

When processing a "Physician Referral" as a part of the registration process, we recommend that you plan on providing the following information:

  • Patient name, telephone number
  • Insurance company and policy number
  • Referring physician's name, office address, telephone and fax numbers
  • Diagnosis
  • Date of diagnosis
  • How the diagnosis was made (physical exam, biopsy, or other)
  • What treatment, if any, has taken place

For further information or questions, please contact the specific departments. You may, click on each department to go directly to each division's set of guidelines.

A "Physician Referral Form" is available from each surgery division.

If you would like to find the most appropriate physician within surgery, for you or your patient, or if you would like information about the types of insurance that is accepted you may contact:

"Physician Referrals" or call 1-888-842-1801

Department of Surgery – Contact Numbers

Cardiothoracic Surgery

312-996-4942 from 8 00am – 5 00pm

Toll free number1-888-IL-HEART (Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Colorectal Surgery

Pelvic Floor Center Clinic 312-413-2708
Colon & Rectal Surgery Clinic 312-355-4300
Urgent Issues Call Colon and Rectal Surgery After Hours Answering Service at 312-413-2708

General, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery
General Surgery Nurse Coordinator, Celia Chretien, RN, MS 312-355-5562
Bariatric Nurse Coordinator, Melissa Murphy, NP-C 312-413-0717
Insurance Nurse Coordinator, Jennifer Clauson 312-355-5198

Pediatric Surgery
312-996-7714 from 8.30am – 5 00pm, Monday through Friday

Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery Center 312-996-9313
Reconstruction after Oncologic Surgery or Bariatric Surgery 312-996-9313
Craniofacial Center 312-996-7546
Maxillofacial Prosthetics 312-996-6933

Transplant Surgery
312-996-6771 from 8.30am – 5 00pm, Monday through Friday

Vascular Surgery & Wound Care
312-996-7186 from 8.30am – 5 00pm Monday through Friday

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