Referrals to Winship

At Winship, referring your cancer patient is easy and we make every effort to get your patient into see a physician as quickly as possible.

Introducing Emory Healthcare Link

Starting October 1, 2022, Emory Healthcare is implementing Epic as its electronic medical record (EMR). With this transition, a new web portal called Emory Healthcare Link is available for referring providers. This will be the primary way for referring providers to efficiently refer to and communicate with Emory Healthcare providers.

When you refer your cancer patient to us, we want to be your partner in care.

Winship has the subspecialized, multidisciplinary teams to improve cancer care with individualized treatment plans to meet each patient’s specific needs. Our appointment center representatives can help you and your patients with the following:

  • Find the right physician for referral
  • Locate a Winship clinic and center for disease-specific programs
  • Plan your patient's first visit
  • Discuss financial coverage
  • Obtain patient and family resource information
  • Discover open clinical trials
  • Learn about nurse navigation, support groups, spiritual health and survivorship

Winship experts are also available for a second opinion.

You or your staff may refer a patient by contacting us Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at 1-888-WINSHIP or (404) 778-1900 or via email. Fax patient records to (404) 778-1251.

Additional Physician Referral Numbers

The following programs provide additional telephone numbers for physician referrals:

Items to Provide with Your Referral

When referring a patient you may be asked to provide the following:

  • Pathology reports: Tissue, bone marrow biopsy
  • Lab reports
  • X-ray and scan reports
  • History and Physical
  • Office notes
  • Treatment records: chemotherapy, radiation, etc.
  • Operative reports
  • Hospital discharge summaries
  • Copy of your patient's insurance card, front and back

Fax items above with cover sheet to (404) 778-1251.

Refer a Patient for Proton Therapy

Referring physicians with questions about proton therapy and its appropriateness for their patient's individual cancers can schedule a consultation with a Winship radiation oncology expert by calling 1-833-3PROTON (1-833-377-6866).

Learn About our Clinical Trials

As Georgia's National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is conducting clinical research to develop new and more effective approaches for preventing, detecting, treating and surviving cancer. We offer an extensive portfolio of clinical trials providing your patients with access to novel treatments that are not yet available through standard clinical practice.

Many patients with cancer decide to take part in a clinical trial based on the information provided by their doctor. As a referring physician, you can encourage their involvement by making them aware of clinical trials and educating them on the potential benefits and risks of participation. Need assistance in talking to patients about clinical trials? The National Institutes of Health provides practical advice for discussing clinical trials with oncology patients.

WinshipMD - Physician Directory App

The WinshipMD app (Winship physician directory) is a web-based mobile application exclusively for physicians and advanced practice providers to search and find a Winship physician by name, location, or treatment specialty and gain access to direct contact information.

The app helps build and strengthen relationships with community physicians by improving access to Winship physicians, and serving as an added communication tool for second opinions and patient referrals. First-time access is vetted and granted by the Community Outreach Network Administrator. Winship physicians can use their Emory University or Healthcare ID to log into the app.

Visit Apple app store or Google Play store to download the app for free. For more information, contact Vanessa Bramble at (404) 778-2917 or

Continuing Education for Medical Professionals

At Winship, we host a number of continuing education symposia and lectures throughout the year featuring focused topics by specific cancer type. Through affiliations with Emory University School of Medicine and School of Nursing, we offer many Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education Units (CEU) for clinicians and researchers.

Winship Cancer Network

The Winship Cancer Network brings together a strong group of community hospitals and oncologists, all of which have credible reputations in their communities and are strategically located throughout the catchment area.

The network provides the unique opportunity for community healthcare organizations in the region to collaborate with Winship as a major academic research center, while simultaneously building and refining individual strengths and programs.

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