Refer a Patient

Obtain Urgent Evaluation

If urgent evaluation is needed of an adult or pediatric epilepsy patient, please contact the office at (203) 785-3865, and request to speak with the attending physician. We can take your call, discuss your case, and make recommendations based on the information available.

(Calls placed after working hours will be answered by our service. An Epilepsy Fellow, with the support of the Epilepsy Service Attending Physician will triage these calls.)

Obtain Evaluation in the First Seizure Clinic

If evaluation is needed of an adult or pediatric patient with their first epileptic seizure, we offer a way to obtain a timely and comprehensive evaluation. This evaluation usually includes a routine electroencephalogram, magnetic resonance image of the brain using epilepsy protocol and outpatient evaluation in the Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Please contact the office at (203) 785-3865 to schedule a first seizure appointment. For further information, you may also contact us at epilepsy@yale.edu.

Refer a Patient for Clinical Evaluation and Diagnostic Evaluation

If you would like to refer a patient to the Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Program for second opinion, clinical recommendations, management, or diagnostic evaluation including inpatient continuous audio/visual EEG monitoring, please contact the office at (203) 785-3865 or epilepsy@yale.edu.

Refer a Patient for Epilepsy Surgery and VNS Placement

Patients being referred for presurgical evaluation should not expect to be admitted to the hospital on the day of their first clinic visit. Patients needing inpatient EEG monitoring may be referred for additional outpatient diagnostic imaging prior to admission to the hospital.

Patients referred for VNS placement first have a comprehensive outpatient clinic evaluation. Often the patient will be assessed by an Epilepsy Fellow prior to being seen by the attending physician. Patients being considered for VNS placement are sometimes asked to have inpatient diagnostic EEG monitoring to confirm and characterize the nature of their epilepsy.