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Referral or transfer

Admit a patient

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

Unplanned/emergency admission

If a patient needs to be admitted to Boston Children's, but Emergency Services at Boston Children's are not needed:

  • page the Coordinator of Patient Placement (COPP) at 617-355-6369

  • or, call direct at 617-355-0000

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Transfer an unstable patient

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.

Medical passport

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.

How to transport a patient

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

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Referral tool kit

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.

Place your order or print these FREE materials.

Important phone numbers

Boston Children's Hospital (main number)

617-355-6000

Emergency Communications Center (referrals and request for transportation team

886-771-KIDS or 617-355-2170

Emergency Medicine

800-848-8867

Trauma Program

800-355-7944

 

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Care areas

Admitting

 617-355-6644

Ambulatory Services

 617-355-7152

Assistive Technology (V/TTY)

 800-848-8867

Call Center

 800-355-7944

Case Management Center

 617-355-6540

Center for Families

 617-355-6279

Child Protection Program Office

 617-355-7979

Children's Hospital Inpatient Services (CHIPS)

 617-355-7584

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Event Registration

 617-919-3146

International Health Services

 617-355-5209

Managed Care Department

 857-218-3308

Medical Staff Registry

 617-355-7793

Nursing Office

 617-355-7155

Page Operator

 617-355-6369

Pastoral Care

 617-355-6664

Patient Access Center (PAC)

 617-355-6387

Patient Care Coordination Center

 617355-7086

Patient Information

 617-355-6201

Patient Relations

 617-355-7673

Pediatric Physicians Organization at Children's (PPOC)

 617-919-4074

Pharmacy

 617-355-6803

Regional Center for Poison Control and Information

 800-222-1222

Social Work

 617-355-7965

 

Accepted health insurances

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.

  • Aetna/US Healthcare

  • 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

  • HealthNet (BMC)*

  • Interlink Health

  • LifeTrac Network

  • Neighborhood Health Plan

  • Network Health (CPHC)*

  • Northeast Health Alliance

  • One Health Plan

  • Private Healthcare Systems

  • Pinnacle Health

  • SummaCare

  • 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.

*Medicaid HMO

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