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Patient Transfers and Consultations

Consult with a medical specialist on emergency and critical care patients and/or initiate transfers into Hennepin Healthcare. This number may also be used to request non-urgent physician-to-physician phone consultations. Please do not use this number to refer into outpatient clinics.

Provider Referrals and Consults

Hennepin Connect

612-873-4262 or 1-800-424-4262

Hennepin Healthcare is a regional referral center for both emergency/critical care cases and complex elective procedures.

Connect with a medical specialist. Hennepin Healthcare receives referrals from the upper Midwest (including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota) and works closely with referring physicians to ensure the continuity of care when a patient returns home.

Call Hennepin Connect to:

  • Initiate a transfer on behalf of your patient
  • Discuss a complex or unusual case
  • Request a non-urgent physician-to-physician phone consultation

We will need the following information:

  • Patient's name
  • Date of birth
  • Nature of the medical problem
  • Referring provider and phone number

Real-time, Secure Access

HennepinCare Link

HennepinCare Link is a tool that provides real-time web access to Hennepin Healthcare's EPIC electronic medical record system. It provides users with access to their patient's clinical data and facilitates communication with Hennepin Healthcare to provide quality patient care. HennepinCare Link is for providers at clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes that do not use Epic as their electronic medical record.

HennepinCare Link Benefits

  • Safe, secure online access
  • HIPAA-compliant
  • No software to install, minimal PC system requirements
  • Automatic, instant access to patient information
  • No cost to participating users and organizations