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.

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).

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.

Patient Case Studies and Related Articles

As Georgia's first and only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winship is a leader in finding new ways to defeat cancer. Learn about our breakthroughs in cancer research and clinical care through patient case studies and related articles.

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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