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Scheduled admission (elective)
If you need to schedule an admission to Boston Children's and you do not have attending privileges, please:
page the Coordinator of Patient Placement (COPP) at 617-355-6369
or, call direct at 617-355-0000
If a patient needs to be admitted to Boston Children's, but Emergency Services at Boston Children's are not needed:
If a patient needs to be transferred from another facility to Boston Children's Hospital, call 866-771-KIDS. An attending physician will mobilize the Critical Care Transport Team, discuss the availability of a bed and plan for interim stabilization.
Boston Children's has a new "Medical passport" (aka medication list) form for patients to bring with them during their visit to Boston Children's. The passport is a form that referring health care providers can use to help list all of a patient's prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, herbal remedies and supplements, including dose and frequency.
Boston Children's Emergency Communications Center facilitates and coordinates emergency patient transport to Boston Children's Hospital. With one phone call, community pediatric providers can request:
Children's Critical Care Transport Team
Arrange transfer to Children's Emergency Department or ICU
Access Children's specialists for urgent consultation
Trained communication specialists dedicated to handling emergency referrals for medical, surgical, trauma, neonatal and cardiac patients staff the Center. The Center's staff works closely with community providers (physicians, nurses, administrative staff) to mobilize the Critical Care Transport Team, discuss the availability of a bed, and plan for interim stabilization.
For Transport: 1-866-771-KIDS (toll-free)
For Information: 617-355-2170
On behalf of our entire team, we would like to thank you for your continued partnership.
Based on your feedback, we have developed map pads, phone directories and other tools to help you and your patients gain access to our specialists with ease. Our continued goal is to provide you with exceptional care and exceptional service.
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Boston Children's Hospital (main number)
Emergency Communications Center (referrals and request for transportation team
886-771-KIDS or 617-355-2170
Assistive Technology (V/TTY)
Case Management Center
Center for Families
Child Protection Program Office
Children's Hospital Inpatient Services (CHIPS)
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Event Registration
International Health Services
Managed Care Department
Medical Staff Registry
Patient Access Center (PAC)
Patient Care Coordination Center
Pediatric Physicians Organization at Children's (PPOC)
Regional Center for Poison Control and Information
Below is a list of the major managed care health plans accepted by Children's physicians practicing at all Children's locations. Please check with each physician to confirm which plans he or she currently accepts.
Beech Street of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
CIGNA HealthCare (Healthsource)
Fallon Community Health Plan
HUGHP (Harvard University)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
HealthCare Value Management
Neighborhood Health Plan
Network Health (CPHC)*
Northeast Health Alliance
One Health Plan
Private Healthcare Systems
Tufts (Unicare GIC)
United Health Care
In addition, Boston Children's Hospital's physicians participate in the Massachusetts Medicaid program and most traditional insurance plans. Patients may contact their carriers for specific benefit information.
For further information, please call Patient Financial Services at (617) 355-3397.
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