At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates and alerts from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

Please note that Shriners Hospitals for Children does not administer COVID-19 testing or treatment at this time. If your child has an upcoming appointment and you or your child are exhibiting a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location to reschedule the appointment.

For the latest updates about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.

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Patient referrals and transfers

Patient referrals and transfers

Patient referrals and transfers

Refer a patient

  • Referral line: 713-793-3765 or 800-853-1240
  • Referral fax line: 713-793-3770
  • Referral email

Referral process

For providers

There are two methods to refer a patient. You may call us at 713-793-3765 to request our patient referral form and fax it to 713-793-3770. Or, you may  use your own form through your electronic medical record.

Our referral coordinator will contact the family within 48 hours of receiving the information. Once the appointment date is established, you will receive an appointment confirmation letter in the mail.

For parents, legal guardians, etc.

We gladly accept self referrals. A referral from a physician is not required. The instructions are the same as mentioned above. You may call us at 713-793-3765 to request our patient referral form and submit via fax to 713-793-3770.

Provider relations

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston, we value relationships with our referring providers. We believe effective communication and strong partnerships help to provide quality, seamless care to the children we serve. Our referral case manager is here to help.

Heather Tubbs, Case Manager

Other regional Shriners Hospitals for Children

For burn care (burns of any size), contact Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston, 409-770-6600.