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Appointments and Referrals

We focus on patient-centered care and on maintaining a respectful, culturally sensitive health care environment for our patients.

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For Patients: Specialty Care

Requesting a referral from your primary care physician

If you already have a primary care physician and feel that you need specialty care for a specific medical problem, your primary care physician can refer you to the appropriate specialist.

Most UC Davis Health medical specialists do require a referral from either a primary care physician or another specialist, either in the community or at UC Davis Health.

Contact Information

General information, information on the referral process and help choosing a UC Davis doctor: 800-2-UCDAVIS or 800-282-3284

24-hour hospital operator: 916-734-2011

For Referring Physicians: Specialty Care

Referring physicians and their patients have access to a comprehensive array of clinical services and educational resources, delivered by exceptional providers and grounded in the latest medical knowledge and research.

We also provide a physician referral liaison team who makes it easier for referring physicians to send their patients to us. The team helps expedite the referral process, obtain follow-up information, resolve any issues related to patient referrals, and more.

Visit Physician Referral and Transfer Center

UC Davis Medical Center

4301 X St.,
Sacramento, CA 95817

For physician referrals or transfers


For NICU transfers


For physician telehealth consultations


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