Referral and Consult Tools

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LINK Phone Consults - Automated Referral Template - Referral and Consult Pocket Checklists

LINK Phone Consults

Leveraging Immediate Non-urgent Knowledge, or LINK, is a provincial telephone consultation service. The service gives primary care providers and their patients rapid access to specialists to discuss less-serious patient conditions.

 Primary care providers can access LINK by calling: 1-844-855-LINK (5465).

 Hours: 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Specialties available:
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Palliative Care​
  • Nephrology
  • HIV and HCV

​​Download the LINK Program Information Guide​
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Forward questions and comments to:  LINK@health.gov.sk.ca

Automated Referral Template

This template automates the process to use patient data in your EMR and prepares the referral letter in a few clicks with the patient’s medication list, allergies, and other relevant medical profile information (with an option to attach additional information, quickly and easily). The template does not replace existing referral forms. 

Automated Referral Template, available in MedAccess and Accuro EMRs, makes it easier to create a best-practice referral letter by automatically including all information required for specialists to assess and prioritize your patient for timely care. 

The template is designed in partnership with physicians and the SMA and is based on the best-practice referral-consult guidelines developed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS). The guidelines and the template are endorsed by Saskatchewan College of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan and former Senior Medical Officers Committee.

Try the template next time you make a referral.  You will be able to access the User Guide here (coming soon).

Pocket Checklists for Referral Letters and Consult Notes

Dictate best-practice referral letters and consult notes by using the Saskatchewan Pocket Checklist.  The Pocket Checklist will help ensure you include all the necessary information in your referral letters and consult notes.

The Saskatchewan Pocket Checklist is an adaptation of the Alberta Quality Referral Evolution (QuRE) checklist.

Download the checklists to print for reference.  

Download the Pocket Checklists