Making Referrals

clipboard iconRequirements for a Referral

The requirements for a referral will vary from system to system. In general a genetic referral requires the following information:

  • Patient information
  • Reason for the referral (accompanying medical documentation is valuable when triaging referrals)
  • A suspected diagnosis (if known)
  • Family history
  • Patient insurance information (especially if referring to an outside institution)

Genetic Services in Wisconsin

Healthcare Institution wdt_ID Region Location(s) New Patient Referral Link
UW Health Pediatric Genetics 2 Southern Madison
UW Waisman Center Biochemical Genetics Clinic 3 Southern Madison
UW Waisman Center Bone Dysplasia Clinic 4 Southern Madison
UW Waisman Center Medical Genetics Clinic 5 Southern Madison
Froedtert Hospital Cancer Genetics Screening Program 6 Southeastern Milwaukee
Children's Wisconsin Genetics & Genomics Program 7 Southeastern Milwaukee
ThedaCare Cancer Care 8 Eastern Appleton, Neenah & Oshkosh
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Medical Genetics 9 Eastern Green Bay
Gundersen Health System Genetic Services 10 Northwestern La Crosse & Onalaska
11 Northern Marshfield
Healthcare Institution Region Location(s) New Patient Referral Link

NORD Rare Disease Centers of Excellence in Wisconsin

NORD has designated 31 Rare Disease Centers of Excellence nationwide. Each center offers the high-quality specialized care needed to help diagnose and manage complex rare diseases. Collaboration between these institutions creates critical new connections and improves access to best-in-class clinical care and resources. NORD, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.

NORD Center of Excellence IconUniversity of Wisconsin Center for Rare Disease
Co Directors: Kim M. Keppler-Noreuil, M. Stephen Meyn

Children’s Wisconsin/Medical College of Wisconsin
Director: Donald Basel