Refer a Patient

At UNC Health Care we are committed to delivering quality care and providing access to those who deliver that care for all of North Carolina.

UNC CareLink

Access UNC CareLink from any page on our website by clicking on the link at the top right of any page. UNC CareLink, our web-based portal, assists community providers and clinical staff in delivering optimal care to their patients through online access to comprehensive, up-to-date information. UNC CareLink offers these features:

  • A detailed overview of your patient's medical record
  • Secure messaging with UNC Health Care providers regarding your patient's care
  • Online referrals for outpatient and ancillary services
  • Access to scheduled appointments, medications, allergies and outpatient & inpatient notes (including admissions, discharges and emergency services)
  • Helps with CMS Meaningful Use and patient-centered medical home efforts

Questions about UNC CareLink?

Carolina Consultation Center

Please note the following service change, effective 5/14/2021: UNC Department of Medicine Specialists are no longer accepting phone based consultation requests.

If you are a UNC Health provider, UNC Health Alliance independent provider, or if you have a consultation request regarding an existing UNC Health patient, you can call the Carolina Consultation Center 24/7 at 1-800-862-6264 to speak with a UNC specialty physician.

The UNC specialty provider can only provide general advice that is not specific to any particular patient and will not be able to review specific patient records. As such, the name of the provider should not be recorded in a patient’s medical record.

UNC Health is continually improving our consultation services for our community partners. Learn more about our recent additions that include enabling to UNC Health providers the ability to conduct E-consult services.

We will continue to update our community providers on service changes in the coming months.

Find A Doctor

To Find A Doctor search our database of clinical health care professionals on this site or at Specialty information, practice locations, appointment numbers and biographical provider profiles are available.

UNC Heart & Vascular Open Access Physician Referral Service

Open Access is a physician referral service, created by the UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care, which coordinates all admissions and transfers through a single phone call and guarantees immediate acceptance for patients.

UNC Center for Transplant Care Physician Referrals

At UNC, referring physicians are an integral part of our care team. Whether you’re collaborating with our medical team to help determine the best course of treatment for your patient, or simply keeping up with a valued patient’s condition on a day-to-day basis, you’ll appreciate the extra lengths we go to keep you involved in your patient’s care while at UNC.

UNC Transfer Center

The UNC Transfer Center is a service provided for both internal and external physicians to facilitate the transfer of patients into the UNC Medical Center. This service should be used for any type of facility-to-facilty transfer request and can be used for transfers to UNC Emergency Department, Level 1 Trauma Center, Jaycee Burn Center, psychiatric requests, or any other clinical service. This service should not be used for outpatient requests or consultation. Contact the Transfer Center toll-free at 1-800-806-1968.