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Patient Referral

Referring a patient to UnityPoint Health - Meriter is easy. For providers outside of the Epic system, please choose one of the referral options listed below. Please also send physician notes, lab and medical imaging results that are pertinent to this referral to Meriter's secured fax line at (608) 417-7077. 

  1. Online referral form
  2. Complete and fax this form to (608) 417-5777
  3. Call our Central Scheduling Department at (608) 417-7000 to submit a referral


Refer a patient to the Center for Perinatal Care 

Referral Information for Mother-Baby Care

When a newborn or pregnant mother requires advanced medical care, this dedicated phone is your resource. The Mother-Baby Care phone line (866) 678-7636 is answered 24/7 by a registered nurse who is ready to help referring providers:

  • Transfer a newborn to one of our NICUs. Transportation is provided by CHETA, UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital Emergency transport ambulance.
    • Level 3 NICU: UnityPoint Health - Meriter, 202 S. Park St., Madison, WI 53715
    • Level 4 NICU: UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital, 1675 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792
  • Consult with UW Health
    • Neonatologist
    • Maternal-fetal medicine specialist
    • Pediatric cardiologist (arrange a fetal echocardiogram)
  • Coordinate transfer of an expectant mother for prenatal or delivery care at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

When you call, please be ready with the following information:

  • Patient's name
  • Diagnosis or condition
  • Referring physician's name/contact
  • Name and street address of your hospital/birthing center

For newborns, please also provide:

  • Date and time of birth
  • Gestational age
  • Birth weight
  • Current weight
  • Mother's name

 Current specialty services include:

  • Addiction Medicine 
  • Dermatology 
  • Diabetes Management & Endocrinology 
  • General Surgery 
  • Heart & Vascular (adults only)
  • Hospital Medicine (adult & pediatric) 
  • Medical Psychology 
  • Neurology (patients over 18 y.o.) 
  • Nutrition 
  • OB/GYN 
  • Psychiatry (adult & pediatric), inpatient only 
  • Rehabilitation Medicine 
  • Urology 
  • Wound Care