Referring patients

The Minneapolis Heart Institute® cardiovascular outreach and mobile diagnostic program is one of the largest in the United States. Cardiologists from MHI visit more than 35 communities throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest on a regular basis. We feel that the best model for outstanding cardiac and vascular specialty care is to bring the specialists to the primary care setting. So whenever possible, we bring our services, doctors and trained personnel to patients throughout greater Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Please contact the MHI location that is most convenient for your patient to schedule a cardiovascular consultation or diagnostic procedure or call our Minneapolis location at Abbott Northwestern Hospital at 612-863-3900.

Cardiology Curbside - Physician only service

Introduced in 2014, Cardiology Curbside is a new service from Minneapolis Heart Institute®, where physicians from primary care, internal medicine, emergency, cardiologists and other providers can call 612-863-8800 and talk to one of our cardiologists immediately. You can ask about the next steps for evaluation or treatment of any outpatient or inpatient concern, medical management, testing, EKG review or even a second opinion on the evaluation path chosen.

Along with your current communications with specific MHI cardiologists, this free service gives physicians an additional option of immediate access to cardiology consultation and time savings.

Medical providers can call 612-863-8800 for Cardiology Curbside.
Available Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Procedure scheduling

Referring physician offices may call 612-775-3295 with scheduling questions.

Cardiovascular Laboratory Scheduling

Heart Rhythm Procedure Scheduling

*These orders are updated frequently. Please do not save printed orders for re-use.

Scheduling an appointment for your patient

To help make the appointment process run smoothly, please have the following information available when you call MHI:

  • Referring physician’s name, phone and fax numbers
  • Patient’s name and date of birth
  • Type of insurance including group and policy numbers
  • Patient’s home phone and address
  • A second phone number where the patient can be reached during the day
  • Which diagnostic tests have been performed? Where and when performed?
  • Diagnosis made?

Our follow-up commitment

Providing excellent patient care is a commitment we take seriously at Minneapolis Heart Institute®. Our physicians make it a priority to follow up with primary care or referring physicians to help them ensure the patient is receiving a continuum of quality care before, during and after their experience with the Minneapolis Heart Institute®. We value our work with primary care physicians and uphold follow-up as part of our model of quality care.