Referring a Patient

We work with referring physicians to help you provide patients the best care available.

The resources below can help you refer patients to a specialist, search clinical trials, or find continuing medical education (CME) opportunities at Washington University.

Emergent transport and inpatient referrals:

Maternal-fetal transport

Call to refer patients in labor who need specialized transport by ground or air.
800-678-4357

Transport includes three mobile intensive care units (MICUs) and a fixed-wing aircraft dedicated to transporting maternal fetal patients and critically ill newborns and children.
More about perinatal transport »

Adult referrals or transfers (non-perinatal)

For inpatient transfer to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call the Doctor’s Access Line. Assistance is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
314-747-3251 or 800-252-3627

Pediatric referrals or transfers

For pediatric inpatient transfer to St Louis Children’s Hospital, call Children’s Direct. Assistance is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
800-678-4357

Outpatient referrals:

Contraception and Family Planning

Our patients benefit from the expertise of a professional team offering the full range of family planning services, including pregnancy planning, prevention or termination, as well as difficult IUD and implant removal. In the management of pregnancies diagnosed with fetal anomalies and pregnancy-related maternal complications, we also work with specialists in maternal-fetal medicine and the Fetal Care Center.

To request an appointment:
314-362-4211

More about specialized care in family planning »

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

We are accepting new patients for general obstetric and gynecologic care. Our physicians also have the resources at Barnes-Jewish Hospital to care for patients with complicated histories who require procedural or surgical care.

To request an appointment:
314-362-4211

More about general gynecology care »
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Gynecologic Oncology

It is not uncommon for patients to travel hundreds of miles to be cared for by one of the gynecologic oncology specialists at Washington University.

Our multidisciplinary team includes radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurses, psychologists, and support groups. In addition, our board-certified genetic counselor provides a hereditary cancer risk assessment for people concerned about cancer risk in their families.

To request an appointment:
314-362-3181

To schedule a cancer risk assessment:
314-362-3300

More about specialized care in gynecologic oncology »

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultants (MFMC) at Washington University provide consultative and complete obstetrical services to women whose pregnancies are complicated for a variety of different reasons. Traditionally these pregnancies have been described as “high risk.”


For emergency transfers: Request perinatal transport »
Call: 800-678-4357


The MFMC team includes full-time faculty who are board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and have also completed fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine and are either board certified or board qualified in this medical subspecialty. The practice also contains highly skilled nurse specialists who assist in providing prenatal care.

The physicians and nurses specialize in the care of pregnancies complicated by many different medical problems such as hypertension, diabetes, thyroid disease and sickle cell anemia. They specialize in the care of multiple gestation pregnancies such as twins and those described as higher order multiple gestations (triplets and more). The MFMC provides complete comprehensive prenatal care in addition to one-time and serial consultative services to referring Obstetricians seeking advice and guidance on management issues. Overall the MFM Consultants manage the prenatal care and delivery of approximately 400 high-risk pregnancies each year.

To request an appointment:
314-454-8181

Mailing address:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
660 South Euclid, Campus Box 8064
St. Louis, MO 63110

Patients seen at:

Women’s Health Center (Central West End)
4921 Parkview Place, Floor 5, Suite A
St. Louis, MO 63110
Call: 314-454-8181
Fax: 314-454-5003

Center for Women’s Wellness (Missouri Baptist)
3023 N. Ballas Road
Building D, Floor 4, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63131
Call: 314-996-6000
Fax: 314-996-6060

More about specialized care in maternal-fetal medicine »

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Technologic advances developed and perfected over the last few years allow most benign gynecologic surgery to be performed in a minimally invasive fashion, even for patients with large fibroids or multiple prior surgeries.

Contact our specialists for a consultation or to request an appointment.
314-747-5470

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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

We offer a comprehensive program for the evaluation, specialized treatment and follow-up care of gynecologic problems in infants, children, young adolescents and teenage girls.

Services include the treatment of heavy, irregular or painful menstrual periods; signs of early or delayed sexual maturation; abnormalities or injuries of genitals, breasts or reproductive organs; teen pregnancy and more.

A patient may be referred to our center by her physician, or parents may call for appointments. We offer consultations to primary care physicians re: problems unique to pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

To request an appointment:
314-362-4211

More about specialized care in pediatric and adolescent gynecology »

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

With pregnancy success rates consistently higher than the national average and physicians who are board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, the Washington University Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center is the most trusted and experienced fertility clinic in the St. Louis region. We are also the region’s only IVF clinic that is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).

We offer fertility evaluations and treatment to help patients conceive, as well as other services related to women’s reproductive health. Fertility treatments include ovulation induction and artificial insemination (IUI), IVF/ICSI, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, testicular sperm retrieval, egg/sperm/embryo freezing, third-party reproduction and our donor egg program.

After you patient is referred, we will maintain close communication with your practice and refer patients back to you once pregnant or treated.

To refer a patient, please contact our office. We will work with your office to coordinate a visit.

Call314-286-2400 (option 1)
Fax: 314-286-2455

Mailing address:
4444 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 3100
St. Louis, MO 63110

Visit the Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Center website »

Ultrasound and Prenatal Genetics

Providing complete obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound imaging services, our core of physicians are board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board-certified in either maternal-fetal medicine or clinical genetics.

They have extensive experience in the performance and interpretation of targeted ultrasound examinations to detect fetal malformations, as well as diagnostic procedures such as genetic amniocentesis, percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling (PUBS) and both transabdominal and transcervical chorionic villus sampling (CVS). Specialized ultrasound studies, including Doppler evaluation of the umbilical cord, fetus, placenta and ovaries are used to evaluate particular disorders of fetal growth and development.

The ultrasound staff includes two board-certified genetic counselors and 11 sonographers who are registered in obstetrics/gynecology and who specialize in obstetric and gynecologic sonography. Our physicians work closely with the neonatologists and pediatric subspecialists at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Many patients referred to us are at increased risk of carrying a fetus with a chromosome disorder or structural malformation by virtue of their age, family history or having had an abnormal ultrasound or serum screen (blood test) performed in their own physician’s offices.

To request an appointment:
314-454-8181

Mailing address:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
660 South Euclid, Campus Box 8064
St. Louis, MO 63110

Patients seen at:

Central West End:
Women’s Health Center
4921 Parkview Place, Floor 5, Suite A
St. Louis, MO 63110
Call: 314-454-8181
Fax: 314-454-5003

Missouri Baptist:
Center for Women’s Wellness
3023 N. Ballas Road
Building D, Floor 4, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63131
Call: 314-996-6000
Fax: 314-996-6060

More about specialized care in ultrasound and prenatal screening »

Urogynecology / Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Our specialists are available to see your patients at the Center for Advanced Medicine location, on the main medical campus. Valet parking is available at the covered drive-up portico or in the North Garage with a sky bridge to the medical building. Appointments for new patients can generally be booked two weeks out for first availability.

We will send a letter of correspondence soon after your patient’s visit to keep you fully informed of our findings. After we have completed your patient’s treatment, we will return her follow-up and general gynecologic care to you.

To request an appointment for your patient, simply fax or mail the following items, and we will do the rest:

  • A note requesting consult
  • Patient contact information, so we may schedule an appointment
  • Pertinent medical records (recent doctor note, lab work, etc.)

Call: 314-747-1402
Fax: 314-362-3328

Mailing address:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
660 South Euclid, Campus Box 8064
St. Louis, MO 63110

Visit the Women’s Bladder & Pelvic Health Center website »

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Clinical trials

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