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Patient Care

The OSU Hand and Upper Extremity Center is home to the area’s only team of physicians, surgeons, plastic surgeons and therapists focused on total hand care that includes the advanced specialties of reconstructive surgery and microsurgery.

To make an appointment, please contact the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at 614-366-HAND (4263) or toll free at 866-298-4263 (HAND) between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone.

Patients who speak one of the languages listed below can call Interpreter Services and ask to be connected to a desired phone number at OSU Wexner Medical Center.

  • 866-336-7121 for Arabic, Somali, or Spanish interpreter
  • 855-243-8453 for Mandarin Chinese or Russian interpreter

Patients who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing, or speech-disabled can call one of the phone numbers available through Ohio Relay Service and ask to be connected to a desired phone number at OSU Wexner Medical Center.

Preparing for Your Appointment
Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to check in at Registration desk. Please bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Printed and completed forms in New Patient Packet if you are new to our clinic.
  • A referral from your Primary Care Provider. Please check with your insurance company to find out if you need to obtain a referral before you can see a specialist physician.
  • X-rays, notes, reports or any other documentation regarding your condition from the Emergency Department or a referring physician.
  • Insurance card, photo ID, and co-payment

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Useful Web Sites for Patients
OSUMyChart [patients online access to their own medical records, ability to request follow up appointment or prescription renewal]
DocLink [referring physicians online access to their patients' medical records]
Patient Education [reference / educational materials]
Health Information Translations [educational materials in multiple languages]
Patient and Visitor Guide [Locations and Parking, Ameneties, Billing and Insurance, Medical Records, etc]
Study Search [research studies and clinical trials]