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Patient referrals and transfers

Patient referrals and transfers

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago, we value relationships with our referring providers. It’s our belief that effective communication and strong partnerships help to provide quality, seamless care to the children we serve. Please contact our physician liaison team if you have questions, need assistance or would like to schedule an office visit with one of our staff.

Physician liaison: 773-332-4921

Services provided:

  • Education on programs, physicians, processes and services
  • Assistance with referrals, access and communication
  • Provision of detailed referral reports to assist you in referral tracking. These reports include summaries, future appointments, missed appointments and patient updates.
  • Support for service concerns and issue resolution
  • Personalized hospital tours
  • Assistance in scheduling physician specialists from the Chicago Shriners Hospital for grand rounds or lectures

Refer a patient

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

There are multiple ways to refer a patient. Complete our Patient Referral Form and fax it to 773-385-5506, or call our referral department at 773-385-KIDS (5437). You may also use your own form or refer through your electronic medical record.

After we receive the referral, our referral coordinator will contact the family within one to two business days. Once the appointment date is established, you will receive an appointment confirmation letter in the mail.

Referral numbers

Phone: 773-385-KIDS (5437)
Fax line: 773-385-5506

Urgent referrals

Children with a spinal cord injury or other emergent orthopaedic needs are admitted through a physician-to-physician referral. To contact us immediately, the referring physician should contact the physician-on-call / physician access line at 773-385-5500.