Make a Referral

Make a Referral

The University of Virginia considers Referring Physicians to be our most important partners in providing comprehensive care to patients. The information below is designed to help you and your staff refer patients quickly and efficiently.

Nephrology Clinic Appointments

To schedule an appointment, call (434) 924-1984.  Our goal is to accommodate appointments within two weeks.

Physician preferences will be accommodated. If you have no physician preference, your patient will be scheduled in the first available appointment.

Urgent Referral: Patients in need of an urgent appointment will be seen by a physician within 24 hours. Please indicate that your patient needs an urgent referral when you make the appointment.

Please provide the following information:

  1. Patient name, address, phone number, insurance company
  2. Copy of the pre-authorization for referral from the patient's insurance company
  3. Copies of the most current lab tests, radiology reports and pertinent clinical notes

An appointment notice will be mailed to the patient prior to the appointment date.

Results of the patient's visit will be mailed to the referring physician within one week.

Nephrology Hospital Admissions

Contact a UVA Nephrology physician. If you do not have a physician preference, call (434) 924-1984 and ask to be connected to the on-call physician.

The attending physician or fellow will facilitate patient transfer through the Bed Coordination Center.

When a bed is available, the referring physician will be notified.

If a waiting list exists, the Bed Coordination Center will communicate daily with the referring physician to update transfer status.

Please provide the following information:

  1. Patient name, address, home phone, work phone
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Insurance provider and policy number
  4. Name of physician requesting transfer
  5. Name of hospital and phone number of unit from which patient is being transferred