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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Refer a new patient
To refer a new patient to any of our locations of care in Boston, Lexington, Peabody, Waltham or Weymouth:
Scheduled admission (elective)
If you need to schedule an admission to Boston Children's and you do not have attending privileges, please:
If a patient needs to be admitted to Boston Children's, but Emergency Services 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" (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.
Boston Children's Emergency Communications Center facilitates and coordinates emergency patient transport to the hospital. With one phone call, community pediatric providers can request:
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
Boston Children's Hospital (main number)
Emergency Communications Center