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Patient referrals and transfers

Patient referrals and transfers

Referring or transferring patients to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston is a simple process which only involves a phone call. Any child under age 18 is eligible for care so long as the child’s condition is within the scope of services provided. All children are treated regardless of the families' ability to pay.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston please contact a referral coordinator and you will be guided through the admissions process.

Referral center

Phone: 617-371-4843
Fax: 617-371-4922

Urgent referral

Children with severe burns and other emergent needs are admitted through a physician-to-physician referral. The referring physician should contact the physician-on-call by calling 844-8-LOVE-IS (844-856-8347).

Transfer a patient

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston provides 24-hour physician and intensive care coverage.

Patients are routinely transferred, transported and admitted to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston’s pediatric intensive care unit directly from hospitals or physicians’ offices.

Our registered nurse supervisor or attending physician will coordinate with you to facilitate the urgent transfer of your patient to the Boston Shriners Hospital.

To contact us immediately, please call 844-8-LOVE-IS (844-856-8347).