At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago visitor information – Updates

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Patient referrals and transfers

Patient referrals and transfers

Refer a patient

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are all in this together. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago has canceled all non-urgent appointments. But our experienced pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are available to free up emergency rooms, immediate care centers and physician offices caring for COVID-19 patients, by treating stable fractures and urgent orthopaedic needs for children 18 and under, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Please provide this number to families who need to see a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in Chicago for an urgent issue or for treatment of stable fractures in children: 773-385-KIDS (5437)

Patients may be eligible for Fast Track Video Visits with our providers.

Providers, if you have questions, please also call the hospital main number, 773-622-5400, and you will be connected with a member of our health care team. 

Referral numbers

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

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.

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.

Urgent referrals

To contact us immediately for a child with a spinal cord injury or other emergent orthopaedic needs, call our hospital's main number at 773-622-5400.

Physician liaisons

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago, 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 liaison team if you have questions, need assistance or would like to schedule an office visit with one of our staff.

Laurie Lindsey: 773-332-4921
Todd Medland: 773-892-4081