Referring physicians are considered an integral part of the Texas Transplant Institute’s medical team and will be involved in all phases of the patient’s plan of care.

Physicians with a patient who is not responding to medical management of end-stage organ failure, or is a potential candidate for a solid organ or stem cell transplant can initiate the referral process by contacting our clinics to refer a patient based on options listed below:

Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Program
Patient Referrals

Adult Program

Call our clinic at (210) 575-3817 or toll free (800) 298-7824.

Pediatric Program

Call our clinic at (210) 575-2222 or toll free (877) 390-2743.

Solid Organ Program Patient Referrals

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By Phone

  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplant: (210) 575-8425
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant: (210) 575-8485 or (800) 888-0402
  • Liver Disease and Transplant: (210) 575-4837

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After the referral information is been received by our transplant clinic, financial clearance will be verified by a financial coordinator and an appointment will be set by clinic staff. A letter will be mailed to the patient and the referring physician as confirmation of appointment date.

Steps After Referral

After the initial referral, the following patient information will need to be faxed or mailed to our clinic:

  • A complete physical and disease history to include surgeries and/or procedures
  • Current list of medications to include types, dosages and any allergies
  • All pathology reports, slides and lab reports
  • Therapy summary/flow sheets
  • CT and X-ray reports
  • Any additional information available

And the following process begins:

  • Our financial coordinator verifies insurance benefits and creates a financial plan regarding services.
  • A specialist contacts the patient and referring physician’s office to discuss expectations and to schedule an appointment for a medical evaluation with the multi-disciplinary team of experts.
  • At the initial visit, the patient meets with the medical team including the physician, nurse, dietitian and social worker.
  • Following the initial visit, a report is mailed providing our team’s recommendation whether to proceed with the transplant process, or end-stage organ failure medical management.
  • Following each patient clinic visit, dictated reports of all test results and physician recommendations are mailed.
  • During medical management or after transplant, our physicians work closely with referring physicians to provide the best method to monitor the patient’s progress. The primary care or referring physician remains responsible for the patient’s general health.

Solid Organ Programs

8201 Ewing Halsell Dr,
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 575-8400
Toll Free: (800) 888-0402
Fax: (210) 575-8004

Adult Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Program

John E. Hornbeak Building
4450 Medical Dr, First Floor
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 575-3817
Toll Free: (800) 298-7824

Pediatric Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Program

Texas Neurosciences Institute
4410 Medical Dr, Suite 550
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 575-2222
Toll Free: (877) 390-2743