Physician Referral Services

As an alternative to using our online Make a Referral search tool, you may speak with someone directly by calling the physician referral service number at our hospitals:

Brigham and Women's Hospital
1-800-MD-to-BWH or 1-800-638-6294

Massachusetts General Hospital


Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital
McLean Hospital
1-800-333-0338 or 617-855-2368

Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

North Shore Medical Center
1-877-NSMC-MDs or 1-877-676-2637

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network
1-617-573-2000 (Inpatient)
1-617-573-2200 (Outpatient)

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod
1-508-833-4200 (Inpatient)
1-508-833-4141 (Outpatient)

Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care North Shore

Inpatient Transfers

MDConnect: 1-877-MD-REFER (1-877-637-3337)

MDConnect is a unique service which provides around-the-clock, comprehensive inter-facility transfer and transport of inpatients to Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

The purpose of MDConnect is to provide physicians the ability to transfer an inpatient to any service at either BWH or MGH with one phone call, In addition, MDConnect enhances communication between referring physicians in the community and receiving physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, while improving care during transport by providing specially equipped and staffed critical care ambulances.

Here is the process for referring physicians to transfer a patient:

  1. Call MD Connect at 1-877-MD-REFER (1-877-637-3337) and tell us which of our hospitals you would prefer to transfer your patient to. If you have no preference, we can facilitate and expedite transfer of your patient to either Massachusetts General Hospital or Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  2. Talk directly to an attending physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital or Massachusetts General Hospital. After providing pertinent medical data to our transfer coordinators, either stay on the line or return to your patient and our attending physician will call you back promptly.
  3. Decide if you would like MDConnect to handle ambulance transport. Simply tell our transfer coordinators that you would like MDConnect to manage transportation to Boston, and we will make the arrangements.

Online Specialty Consultations

Physicians, in conjunction with their patients, may access online the expertise of physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital Specialist consultations and radiology and pathology reviews are available. This service is available in areas outside of Massachusetts, with some exclusions.

This service is available to both physicians and patients.

Access the Partners Online Specialty Consultations website.


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