Refer A Patient

Thank you for considering Emory Special Diagnostic Services.

Patient Criteria

The ESDS clinic focuses our evaluation of the following type of patient population:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Presence of unexplained and significant symptoms, yet diagnosis remains unknown despite prior evaluation
  • High suspicion of or known malignancy without known cause, type or site location
How to Refer a Patient

If your patient meets the stated criteria, please complete the referral form below and fax it to 404-778-0980. If your patient is accepted, our Nurse Navigator will contact you within two business days.

If you have any questions about the referral process, please call 404-778-0990.

Support We Provide

We attempt to reach a definitive diagnosis for each patient. Once the evaluation is complete, patients are referred back to their referring provider(s) or referred to the appropriate specialist for continued treatment. Please note: Our ESDS clinicians do not provide ongoing care.

  • If the patient HAS a referring physician: the ESDS team provides referring physicians with updated information about their patient’s progress throughout the evaluation. Referring physicians are also copied on the summation report issued at the conclusion of care.
  • If the patient DOES NOT HAVE a referring physician: the ESDS team aims to link patients to available resources within the Emory Healthcare network, expediting referrals and ongoing treatment. These resources include but are not limited to:
  • Emory Eye Center
  • Emory Heart & Vascular Center
  • Emory Neurology Center
  • Emory Orthopedics & Spine Center
  • Emory Reproductive Medicine Center
  • Emory Sleep Center
  • Emory Transplant Center
  • Office of Clinical Trials (OCTS)
  • Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University




Contact Us

If you have any questions, please call 404-778-0990, Mon–Fri, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Our Address

1365 Clifton Road, NE
Building A, 1st Floor
Atlanta, GA 30322

How Can We Help You Today?

Need help? We will be delighted to assist you today, so please call us at 404-778-7777. We look forward to hearing from you.