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:
If a patient needs to be admitted to Boston Children's, but Emergency Services at Boston Children's are not needed:
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.
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.
Making a referral
Boston Children's Hospital is dedicated to working closely with other providers of pediatric care in order to offer the highest quality care for infants, children and adolescents.
Boston Children's 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.
To refer a patient to a specific Boston Children's specialist, please call the phone number listed for that specialist in Find a Clinician.
Important phone numbers
Boston Children's Hospital (main number)
Emergency Communications Center (referrals and request for transportation team)
866-771-KIDS or 617-355-2170