Referring or Transferring a Patient

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Make a referral | 844-BCH-PEDS

Thank you for entrusting #1-ranked Boston Children’s Hospital to partner with you on your patients’ journey.

Our specialists are available to assist referring providers and their patients with an array of services. You may refer patients to the hospital, to a particular service or to an individual specialist for consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

We look forward to continuing our work together and building on our shared mission of providing the best care to children and families.

To refer a patient to a specific Boston Children's specialist, please call the phone number listed for that specialist in our Find a Doctor online directory, or for help navigating to the right department, please call the Physician Referral line at 844-BCH-PEDS (1-844-224-7337), Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m EST. To learn more about our referral programs, email our Physician Relations team.

Arrange an admission or transfer

Scheduled admission

If you need to schedule an admission to Boston Children's and you do not have attending privileges contact:

  • Coordinator of Patient Placement (COPP) 617-355-0000
    • Patient Placement Line at 617-355-6369, available 24/7, to page COPP
  • Emergency Communications Center for emergency referrals and transportation at 866-771-KIDS or 617-355-2170.

Emergency admission

If a patient needs to be admitted immediately to Boston Children's:

  • Emergency Communications Center at 866-771-KIDS or 617-355-2170.
  • Coordinator of Patient Placement (COPP) 617-355-0000

Transfer an unstable patient

If a patient needs to be transferred from another facility to Boston Children's, call 866-771-KIDS or 617-355-2170. An attending physician will mobilize the Critical Care Transport Team, discuss the availability of a bed and plan for interim stabilization.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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