Referring Physicians

Referring Physicians

Physicians can refer to UTMB Health Eye Center knowing that their patients will get excellent care for any eye health issue.

Why refer

  • Highly trained eye specialists
  • Leading-edge diagnostics and treatments
  • Excellent customer service
  • Convenient locations in Galveston, Friendswood, League City, and Texas City
  • New facilities with free curbside parking
  • Patient updates to referring physician

What we treat


How quickly will my patient be seen?
In almost all situations patients will be given an appointment and seen in consultation within 48 hours of request. Emergency patients will be stabilized by our ophthalmology physicians on call with the assistance of our specialists 24 hours a day 7 days a week including all holidays.

What type of insurance does my patient need?
We accept many kinds of insurance plans including Medicare (with the exception of Medicare HMO's or Advantage plans). Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, et. al. Please refer to our website for instructions on what forms of payment we accept.

All managed care plans requiring authorization to a specialist must be coordinated through the primary care physician.

Will I receive patient updates?
Dependant upon condition, you will receive a follow-up call or letter on your patient's condition.


24 hours

409-747-5800 (Ask for ophthalmologist on call)


700 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77550
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Phone: 409-747-5822
Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday


400 W. Parkwood, Suite 120
Friendswood, Texas 77546
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Phone: 281-996-7564
Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday

League City

2660 Gulf Freeway South
League City, Texas 77573

Phone: 832-505-2400
Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Texas City

10121 Emmett F. Lowry Expwy
Texas City, Texas 77591

Phone: 409-798-4377
Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday