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Admitting and transferring patients

Refer a new patient

To refer a new patient to any of our locations of care in Boston, Lexington, Peabody, Waltham or Weymouth:

  • Call 617-355-7252

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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

Unplanned/emergency admission

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

  • page the Coordinator of Patient Placement (COPP) at 617-355-6369
  • or, call direct at 617-355-0000


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" (medication list) form for patients to bring with them during their visit.

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 the hospital. With one phone call, community pediatric providers can request:

  • Boston Children's Critical Care Transport Team
  • Transfer to Boston Children's Emergency Department or Intensive Care Unit
  • Access to Boston 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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Important Phone Numbers

Boston Children's Hospital (main number)

 617-355-6000

Emergency Communications Center