Important Information for Referring Physicians

UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, accepts referrals for patients with a range of cardiovascular conditions, including heart failure and other chronic heart problems.

To refer a patient, call directly at 216-844-3800 or toll free 1-866-UH4-CARE (1-866-844-2273).

We also offer a 24-Hour Rapid Referral line at 1-866-UH4-CARE (1-866-844-2273). The rapid access system at UH allows patients to receive an appointment within 24 hours with one of our highly skilled cardiovascular specialists.

UH Transfer Referral Center Expedites Patient Transfers

Referring physicians can expedite patient transfers by calling 216-844-1111 or 1-800-421-9199 for patient transfer assistance. Services of the UH Transfer Referral Center include:

  • Basic or Advanced Life Support (ALS) transports
  • Ground and air medical evacuation
  • Critical care transports

University Hospitals Physician Advice Line

Nationally recognized physicians and surgeons at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute are available for consultation or for immediate decision-making advice.

UH Physician Advice Line: 216-844-1001.

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Physician Referrals

For questions, contact Dr. Richard Josephson, Medical Director, Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center at 216-844-5380.

Fax completed forms and reports to:
UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center at 216-839-4513
Or email to: CardiacRehabilitation@UHhospitals.org

Download the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Physician Referral Form

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Physician Referrals

For questions, contact Dr. Richard Josephson, Medical Director, Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center at 216-844-5380.

Fax completed forms and reports to:
UH Cleveland Medical Center at 216-844-2249
UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center at 216-839-4513
Or email to: PulmonaryRehabilitation2@UHhospitals.org.

Download the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Physician Referral Form

LDL Apheresis Program

University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, is proud to offer the only LDL Apheresis program in northern Ohio. This is a clinical service that provides a valuable therapeutic option for lowering LDL cholesterol in appropriately selected patients.