Central Fax: 403-955-8634 (referrals)
The Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism participates with and directs a central access point for most referred patients who require general or subspecialty endocrine care. Referrals should be made using Alberta Health Services’ Generic Referral Form. Once the form is completed it should be faxed to ECAT (Endocrine Central Access and Triage) – 403-955-8634. For URGENT referrals, Call Endocrine Central Access and Triage (ECAT): 403-955-8030 to discuss AND fax an urgent referral to 403-955-8634 with insulin orders if needed.
So that patients can be directed to the most appropriate endocrine subspecialty clinic, there are requirements for testing to be completed prior to the referral being made for some patients – information about these requirements are based on the reason the patient is being referred. Please consult the Alberta Referral Pathways guide for ECAT for specific information.
ECAT will confirm receipt of a referral within two business days by return fax. Waiting times vary depending on the site the patient would like to be seen at and the type of clinic the patient needs to be seen at. If a referring physician wants to direct the referral to a specific endocrinologist that simply needs to be indicated on the referral form.
Additional information about referrals can be obtained from the Alberta Referral Directory.