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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).

Provider relations

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston, we value relationships with our referring providers. It is our belief that effective communication and strong partnerships help to provide quality, seamless care to the children we serve. Please contact our physician liaisons if you have questions, need assistance or would like them to visit your practice.

Physician liaisons:

Location Physician liaison 
Massachusetts (Central)
Vermont (Southern)
Mary Houghton
Massachusetts (Western)
New York (Eastern)
Alycia Pronesti

Services provided:

  • Education on programs, physicians, processes and services
  • Assistance with referrals, access and communication
  • Provision of detailed referral reports to assist in referral tracking, including summaries, future appointments, missed appointments and patient updates
  • Support for service concerns and issue resolution
  • Personalized hospital tours
  • Assistance in scheduling a member of the Boston Shriners Hospital for grand rounds, lectures or luncheons