Patient Essentials

Thank you for choosing to see a UT Southwestern Orthopaedic Surgeon. Our goal is to make your experience as simple as possible for you. 

Making an Appointment

Patients may self-refer or be referred by a physician. If your insurance coverage does not require a referral by a primary care physician, please make an appointment through the following options:

Physicians referring a patient may use the above options or the following:

First UT Southwestern Appointment

New patients should bring all pertinent medical records to their first appointment or verify that our staff has received them from the patient’s referring physician. These records can include reports, X-ray films, and test results.

New patients should also remember to bring the name of their insurance provider and policy/group number, and the name and telephone number of the referring physician.

After Hours Care

Current UT Southwestern patients who need urgent care outside of normal business hours may call 214-648-3111 to leave a page for our on-call physician.

Emergency Care

If an individual is experiencing a life-threatening problem, they should call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room. UT Southwestern’s emergency room is located at St. Paul University Hospital, 5909 Harry Hines Blvd. (corner of Harry Hines Boulevard and Inwood Road). 

If a UT Southwestern patient is taken to another hospital’s emergency room, family members should inform the staff that they are a UT Southwestern patient. The patient can be transferred to UT Southwestern after their condition has stabilized. In such cases, the emergency room physician will notify UT Southwestern’s on-call doctor, who will determine the best approach for transfer.