Physician Taking Referrals

Refer a Patient

Consult with a medical specialist to refer a patient or obtain access to Hennepin Healthcare's EPIC electronic medical record system.

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

We will respond to your request by the end of the next business day, help you to identify the records needed and provide you with a summary of diagnostic reports, treatments, and follow-up care needs.

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 patients' 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