Referring Physician

How do I schedule an appointment for a patient?

If you are a physician referring a patient to an oncology specialist at Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, please download our referral form and fax it to 614-293-9449.

You can also call The James Line New Patient Referral Center at (614) 293-5066 or toll-free 1-800-293-5066, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our referral center nurses will work with you, your office and your patient to arrange for a timely appointment.

All new patients will also receive an information packet explaining more about their first visit and The James.

Transfer a patient:

Ohio State's Transfer Center is open 24/7 and provides assistance with obtaining an accepting physician and transfer of your patient. Call 800-293-5123, Press 1. The Transfer Center, which is staffed by registered nurses with clinical triage skills, offers:

  • Hospital-to-hospital direct admissions
  • Physician consultation
  • ED to ED transfers
  • Arrangement of transport for critically ill patients

Please have available when you call:

  • Patient name
  • DOB
  • Social Security Number
  • Patient's family or referring physician's name
  • Diagnosis
  • Summary of current clinical course
  • Services needed by your patient

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